AskDefine | Define foreshorten

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1 reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The manuscript must be shortened" [syn: abridge, abbreviate, shorten, cut, contract, reduce] [ant: elaborate]
2 shorten lines in a drawing so as to create an illusion of depth

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  1. To render the image of an object such that it appears to be receding in space as it is perceived visually.

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