ETYM French perspective, from perspectif: cf. Italian perspettiva. Related to Perspective.
The appearance of things relative to one another as determined by their distance from the viewer; SYN. linear perspective.
The realistic representation of a three-dimensional object in two dimensions. In a perspective drawing, vertical lines are drawn parallel from the top of the page to the bottom. Horizontal lines, however, are represented by straight lines which meet at one of two perspective points. These perspective points lie to the right and left of the drawing at a distance which depends on the view being taken of the object.
ETYM Latin prospectus, from prospicere, prospectum, to look forward; pro before, forward + specere, spicere, look, to see: cf. Old Fren. prospect. Related to Spy, Prospectus.
1. The possibility of future success.
2. A place showing signs of containing a mineral deposit.
3. A potential buyer or customer; a likely candidate for a job or position.