Friday, September 23, 2005


per-spec-tive (n)

1.a. A view or vista

b. A mental view or outlook: “It is useful occasionally to look at the past to gain a perspective on the present” (Fabian Linden).

2. The appearance of objects in depth as perceived by normal binocular vision.

3.a. The relationship of aspects of a subject to each other and to a whole: a perspective of history; a need to view the problem in the proper perspective.

b. Subjective evaluation of relative significance; a point of view: the perspective of the displaced homemaker.

c. The ability to perceive things in their actual interrelations or comparative importance: tried to keep my perspective throughout the crisis.

4. The technique of representing three-dimensional objects and depth relationships on a two-dimensional surface.

1 comment:

Blanco said...

I have always loved how a word such as perspective can have so many subtle variations in meaning. We live in a world of immeasurable awe and grandeur, of course that's just my perspective. Kudos on your blog.