Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
Lizet Elaine
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Word of the Day 03/19/16 Foreshorten

Foreshorten (verb)
foreshorten [fawr-shawr-tn, fohr-]


verb (used with object)
1. Fine Arts. to reduce or distort (parts of a represented object that are not parallel to the picture plane) in order to convey the illusion of three-dimensional space as perceived by the human eye: often done according to the rules of perspective.
2. to abridge, reduce, or contract; make shorter.


Origin: 1600-10; fore- + shorten

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