1. point of view, experience
'Perspective' is a noun referring to the art of creating depth in a painting or drawing using changes or height and colour. "Medieval artwork lacks the perspective that becomes apparent in paintings created during the renaissance period." Perspective can also refer to a point of view both physically and metaphorically. "From my perspective, this sounds like a great idea." "From the perspective of the audience, I don't think the actors are visible enough at that angle." "This account is written from the victims perspective." Perspective also refers to the relativity of things or the relationship between two or more things. "We must try to keep things in perspective, this is a small issue within a much bigger project." You will hear this used in both social and professional contexts.