One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1The point at which receding parallel lines viewed in perspective appear to converge.
- ‘Her scenes have no horizon line or vanishing point and consist of glowing color fields or grounds.’
- ‘Would you stand there and plot the many vanishing points and diminishing lines, or would you draw what you see?’
- ‘Fragmented planes appear to glide toward a central vanishing point.’
- ‘Two other paintings also display contradictory geometries and inaccurate vanishing points and distance points.’
- ‘The works are formed of shafts of colour that disappear to a vanishing point.’
2in singular The point at which something that has been growing smaller or increasingly faint disappears altogether.‘custody fees have dropped close to the vanishing point’
- ‘This year we're getting close to the vanishing point.’
- ‘These very different formats interestingly end up meeting at the same vanishing point: silence.’
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