Meaning of foreshorten
Pronunciation: (fôr-shôr'tn, fōr-), [key]
- to reduce or distort (parts of a represented object that are not parallel to the picture plane) in order to convey the illusion of three-dimensional space as perceived by the human eye: often done according to the rules of perspective.
- to abridge, reduce, or contract; make shorter.
- foreshorten (Thesaurus)