Foreshorten - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |fɔːrˈʃɔːrtn|  American pronunciation of the word foreshorten
Brit.  |fɔːˈʃɔːt(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word foreshorten

verb

- reduce in scope while retaining essential elements (syn: abbreviate, abridge, contract, cut, reduce, shorten)
- shorten lines in a drawing so as to create an illusion of depth

Examples

The parts that extend towards the viewer are foreshortened.

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