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An imaginary transparent plane, coexistent with the drawing surface, on which the image of a three-dimensional object is projected and on which all lines can be measured and drawn to exact scale.See also: Perspective projection
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In perspective drawing, a plane upon which can be projected a system of lines or rays from an object to form an image or picture.
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