foreshorten

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From fore- +‎ shorten

Verb[edit]

foreshorten (third-person singular simple present foreshortens, present participle foreshortening, simple past and past participle foreshortened)

  1. To render the image of an object such that it appears to be receding in space as it is perceived visually.

Etymology 2[edit]

Alteration of for- + shorten (to shorten up).

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

foreshorten (third-person singular simple present foreshortens, present participle foreshortening, simple past and past participle foreshortened)

  1. to abridge, reduce, contract
  2. to make shorter