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 for Perspective
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Perspective \Per*spec"tive\ (p[~e]r*sp[e^]k"t[i^]v), a. [L.
     perspicere, perspectum, to look through; per + spicere,
     specere, to look: cf. F. perspectif; or from E. perspective,
     n. See Spy, n.]
     1. Of or pertaining to the science of vision; optical. [Obs.]
        --Bacon.
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     2. Pertaining to the art, or in accordance with the laws, of
        perspective.
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     Perspective plane, the plane or surface on which the
        objects are delineated, or the picture drawn; the plane of
        projection; -- distinguished from the ground plane,
        which is that on which the objects are represented as
        standing. When this plane is oblique to the principal face
        of the object, the perspective is called oblique
        perspective; when parallel to that face, parallel
        perspective.
  
     Perspective shell (Zool.), any shell of the genus
        Solarium and allied genera. See Solarium.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Perspective \Per*spec"tive\, n. [F. perspective, fr. perspectif:
     cf. It. perspettiva. See Perspective, a.]
     1. A glass through which objects are viewed. [Obs.] "Not a
        perspective, but a mirror." --Sir T. Browne.
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     2. That which is seen through an opening; a view; a vista.
        "The perspective of life." --Goldsmith.
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     3. The effect of distance upon the appearance of objects, by
        means of which the eye recognizes them as being at a more
        or less measurable distance. Hence, a["e]rial perspective,
        the assumed greater vagueness or uncertainty of outline in
        distant objects.
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              A["e]rial perspective is the expression of space by
              any means whatsoever, sharpness of edge, vividness
              of color, etc.                        --Ruskin.
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     4. The art and the science of so delineating objects that
        they shall seem to grow smaller as they recede from the
        eye; -- called also linear perspective.
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     5. A drawing in linear perspective.
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     Isometrical perspective, an inaccurate term for a
        mechanical way of representing objects in the direction of
        the diagonal of a cube.
  
     Perspective glass, a telescope which shows objects in the
        right position.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  perspective
      n 1: a way of regarding situations or topics etc.; "consider
           what follows from the positivist view" [syn: position,
           view, perspective]
      2: the appearance of things relative to one another as
         determined by their distance from the viewer [syn:
         perspective, linear perspective]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  102 Moby Thesaurus words for "perspective":
     aesthetic distance, airscape, angle, approach, arrangement,
     atmosphere, attitude, balance, base, brushwork, cityscape,
     clearance, cloudscape, color, command, compass, composition,
     deep space, depths of space, design, distance, divergence,
     domination, draftsmanship, extent, eyereach, eyeshot, eyesight,
     farness, field of view, field of vision, footing, ground, grouping,
     horizon, infinity, ken, landscape, leeway, length, light-years,
     limit of vision, line, line of sight, lookout, margin, mileage,
     naked eye, outlook, outlook over, painterliness, panorama, parsecs,
     piece, point of view, position, post, prospect, range, reach,
     remoteness, riverscape, scan, scape, scene, scenery, scenic view,
     scope, scope of vision, seascape, seat, sentiment, separation,
     shading, shadow, sight, sightliness, skyscape, space, span, stand,
     standing, standpoint, station, status, stretch, stride, survey,
     sweep, technique, tone, townscape, treatment, values,
     vantage point, venue, view, viewpoint, vista, waterscape, way,
     ways
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  perspective
  
      In computer games, the virtual position from which
     the human player views the playing area.  There are three
     different perspectives: first person, second person, and third
     person.
  
     First person perspective: Viewing the world through the eyes
     of the primary character in three dimensions.  e.g. Doom,
     Quake.
  
     Second person perspective: Viewing the game through a
     spectator's eyes, in two or three dimensions.  Depending on
     the game, the main character is always in view. e.g. Super
     Mario Bros., Tomb Raider.
  
     Third person perspective: a point of view which is independent
     of where characters or playing units are.  The gaming world is
     viewed much as a satellite would view a battlefield.
     E.g. Warcraft, Command & Conquer.
  
     (1997-06-19)
  

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