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Meaning of linear perspective

lin'ear perspec'tive

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  1. a mathematical system for representing three-dimensional objects and space on a two-dimensional surface by means of intersecting lines that are drawn vertically and horizontally and that radiate from one pointtwo pointsor several points on a horizon line as perceived by a viewer imagined in an arbitrarily fixed position. See diag. under
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