aerial perspective

aer·i·al per·spec·tive
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [adjective air-ee-uh l, ey-eer-ee-uh l per-spek-tiv]
    • /adjective ˈɛər i əl, eɪˈɪər i əl pərˈspɛk tɪv/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [adjective air-ee-uh l, ey-eer-ee-uh l per-spek-tiv]
    • /adjective ˈɛər i əl, eɪˈɪər i əl pərˈspɛk tɪv/

Definitions of aerial perspective words

  • noun aerial perspective a means of indicating relative distance in terms of a gradation of clarity, tone, and colour, esp blue 3
  • noun aerial perspective a technique of rendering depth or distance in painting by modifying the tone or hue and distinctness of objects perceived as receding from the picture plane, especially by reducing distinctive local colors and contrasts of light and dark to a uniform light bluish-gray color. 1

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Origin of aerial perspective

First appearance:

before 1725
One of the 49% newest English words
First recorded in 1725-35

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Parts of speech for Aerial perspective


aerial perspective popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 27% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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Synonyms for aerial perspective

noun aerial perspective

  • fly on the wall — (Idiomatic) A quiet, non-participating, or unseen observer; an eavesdropper or witness.
  • overview — a general outline of a subject or situation; survey or summary.
  • panorama — an unobstructed and wide view of an extensive area in all directions.
  • pandectpandects, a complete body or code of laws.
  • worm's-eye view — a perspective seen from below or from a low or inferior position: The new man will get a worm's-eye view of the corporate structure.

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