vanishing point

vanishing points
1) N-COUNT: usu sing The vanishing point is the point in the distance where parallel lines seem to meet.

The highway stretched out ahead of me until it narrowed to a vanishing point some miles away.

2) N-UNCOUNT If you say that something has reached vanishing point, you mean it has become very small or unimportant.

By 1973, this gap had narrowed almost to vanishing point...

Everybody accepts that the threat has now shrunk to vanishing point.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Vanishing Point — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel: Fluchtpunkt San Francisco, Grenzpunkt Null (DDR) Originaltitel: Vanishing Point Produktionsland: USA Erscheinungsjahr: 1971 Länge: 95 Minuten Originalsprache: engli …   Deutsch Wikipedia


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