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vanishing point

noun
1.
a point of disappearance, cessation, or extinction:
His patience had reached the vanishing point.
2.
(in the study of perspective in art) that point toward which receding parallel lines appear to converge.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800
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Examples from the web for vanishing point
  • The vanishing point should be located near the center of the horizon line.
  • Ask them to overlay the images with tracing paper and determine the vanishing point and line of sight.
British Dictionary definitions for vanishing point

vanishing point

noun
1.
the point to which parallel lines appear to converge in the rendering of perspective, usually on the horizon
2.
a point in space or time at or beyond which something disappears or ceases to exist
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