vanishing point

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  1. a point of disappearance, cessation, or extinction: His patience had reached the vanishing point.

  2. (in the study of perspective in art) that point toward which receding parallel lines appear to converge.

Origin of vanishing point

First recorded in 1790–1800

Words Nearby vanishing point Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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British Dictionary definitions for vanishing point

vanishing point

  1. the point to which parallel lines appear to converge in the rendering of perspective, usually on the horizon

  2. a point in space or time at or beyond which something disappears or ceases to exist

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