What is perspective?

  • (noun): A way of regarding situations or topics etc..
    Synonyms: position, view
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More definitions of "perspective":

  • (noun): The appearance of things relative to one another as determined by their distance from the viewer.
    Synonyms: linear perspective

Famous quotes containing the word perspective:

    Egoism is the law of perspective as it applies to feelings, according to which what is closest to us appears to be large and weighty, while size and weight decrease with our distance from things.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

    The fact that illness is associated with the poor—who are, from the perspective of the privileged, aliens in one’s midst—reinforces the association of illness with the foreign: with an exotic, often primitive place.
    Susan Sontag (b. 1933)

    All things being equal, I would choose a woman over a man in order to even the balance of power, to insinuate a different perspective into the process, to give young women something to shoot for and someone to look up to. But all things are rarely equal.
    Anna Quindlen (b. 1952)