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the point to which parallel lines appear to converge in the rendering of perspective, usually on the horizon
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
A point toward which receding parallel lines appear to converge, located at the point where a sight line parallel to the set of lines intersects picture plane.See also: Perspective projection
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
the apparent point of intersection of parallel lines in perspective representations. It is located at the intersection of the picture plane and the line of sight parallel to the lines.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
In perspective, a point toward which a series of parallel lines seem to converge.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The image in the plane of a photograph of the point toward which a system of parallel lines in the object space converges. Since any system of parallel lines in the object space will meet at infinity, the image of the meeting point will be formed by the ray through the perspective center and it will be parallel to the system.
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