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noun
a point of disappearance, cessation, or extinction: His patience had reached the vanishing point.
(in the study of perspective in art) that point toward which receding parallel lines appear to converge.
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Origin of vanishing point

First recorded in 1790–1800

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British Dictionary definitions for vanishing point

vanishing point

noun
the point to which parallel lines appear to converge in the rendering of perspective, usually on the horizon
a point in space or time at or beyond which something disappears or ceases to exist
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