1 [mass noun] the art of representing three-dimensional objects on a two-dimensional surface so as to give the right impression of their height, width, depth, and position in relation to each other:the theory and practice of perspective [as modifier]:a perspective drawing
the appearance of viewed objects with regard to their relative position, distance from the viewer, etc.:a trick of perspective
[count noun] a view or prospect.
Geometry the relation of two figures in the same plane, such that pairs of corresponding points lie on concurrent lines, and corresponding lines meet in collinear points.
2a particular attitude towards or way of regarding something; a point of view:most guidebook history is written from the editor’s perspective
[mass noun] true understanding of the relative importance of things; a sense of proportion:we must keep a sense of perspective about what he’s donethough these figures shock, they need to be put into perspective
3an apparent spatial distribution in perceived sound.