perspective-n; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: a frame of mind, an interpretation

Commentary: PERSPECTIVE[+state][+mental][+viewpoint]

What is John's perspective on the Patriot Act?
Most guidebook history is written from the editor's perspective.
After the last meeting, Mary is finally coming around to our perspective of Bob.
From their perspective we appear to be the aggressors.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: a view of objects from a certain position

Commentary: PERSPECTIVE[+location][+relative][+view]

From this perspective, the mirror seems to be hanging a bit crooked.
This perspective of the house shows off its nice landscaped backyard.
They are trying to gain a broader perspective of the international scene. (figurative extension)
We need to keep these smaller issues in their proper perspective. (figurative extension)
We need to keep a sense of perspective on what he has done. (figuratively implies a desired location)

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: a drawing technique to represent 3D in 2D

Commentary: PERSPECTIVE[+process][+technique][+drawing][+2D][+illusion][+3D] [+quality][+appearance][+3D][+apparent][+2D][+actual]

Many ancient cultures did not use perspective in their drawings.
This artist works in both perspective and purely abstract forms on her canvases.
Having the lines converge at the horizon will add perspective to your drawing.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 2-1