vanishing-point

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

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vanishing point
 
n
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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