Learner's definition of PERSPECTIVE
1 : a way of thinking about and understanding something (such as a particular issue or life in general)
— often + on
He helped us see the problem from a new perspective. [=angle, point of view]
The story is told from the perspective of a teenage boy in the 1940s.
marriage as seen from a male/female perspective
From an economic perspective, the policy has some merit.
a critique of the war from a historical perspective
2 a : a condition in which a person knows which things are important and does not worry or think about unimportant things — often used after in or into b : the ability to understand which things are truly important and which things are not
Try to keep/maintain your perspective and not get too worried about it.
I was trying to gain some perspective on the things that I learned in college. [=I was deciding which things were important and which things were not]
3 [count] : the angle or direction that a person uses to look at an object
She drew the building from several different perspectives.
From this perspective, the city looks peaceful.
4 [noncount] : a way of showing depth or distance in a painting or drawing by making the objects that are far away smaller and making the objects that are closer to the viewer larger