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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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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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