- Drawing, Painting, etc. to represent some lines of (an object) as shorter than they actually are in order to give the illusion of proper relative size, in accordance with the principles of perspective
- to present in condensed form; abridge
See foreshorten in American Heritage Dictionary 4
transitive verb fore·short·ened
- To shorten the lines of (an object) in a drawing or other representation so as to produce an illusion of projection or extension in space.
- To reduce the length of; curtail or abridge.
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