Foreshorten meaning

fôr-shôr'tn
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.
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To reduce the length of; curtail or abridge.
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In painting, drawing, 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.
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To present in condensed form; abridge.
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To render the image of an object such that it appears to be receding in space as it is perceived visually.
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To make shorter.
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Origin of foreshorten

  • Alteration of for- + shorten (“to shorten up”).
    From Wiktionary
  • From fore- +‎ shorten
    From Wiktionary