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- n. A technique for creating the appearance that the object of a drawing is extending into space by shortening the lines with which that object is drawn.
- v. Present participle of foreshorten.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Representation in a foreshortened mode or way.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In perspective, the representation of figures pointing more or less directly toward the spectator standing in front of the picture, or away from a plane perpendicular to the spectator's line of sight, but shown in such a manner as to convey to the mind the impression of their just length.
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