a : the technique or process of representing on a plane or curved surface the spatial relation of objects as they might appear to the eye; specifically : representation in a drawing or painting of parallel lines as converging in order to give the illusion of depth and distance b : a picture in perspective2 a : the interrelation in which a subject or its parts are mentally viewed
b : the capacity to view things in their true relations or relative importance
let me use this word in a sentence...
This tragedy in New Orleans should help us all to put our lives in perspective.
News on Katrina and her wake