[ per-spek-tiv ]
1 a technique of depicting volumes and spatial relationships on a flat surface.Compare aerial perspective, linear perspective.
2 a picture employing this technique, especially one in which it is prominent: an architect's perspective of a house.
3 a visible scene, especially one extending to a distance; vista: a perspective on the main axis of an estate.
4 the state of existing in space before the eye: The elevations look all right, but the building's composition is a failure in perspective.
5 the state of one's ideas, the facts known to one, etc., in having a meaningful interrelationship: You have to live here a few years to see local conditions in perspective.