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fore·short·en

 (fôr-shôr′tn)
tr.v. fore·short·ened, fore·short·en·ing, fore·short·ens
1. To shorten the lines of (an object) in a drawing or other representation so as to produce an illusion of projection or extension in space.
2. To reduce the length of; curtail or abridge.
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foreshorten

(fɔːˈʃɔːtən)
vb (tr)
1. (Art Terms) to represent (a line, form, object, etc) as shorter than actual length in order to give an illusion of recession or projection, in accordance with the laws of linear perspective
2. to make shorter or more condensed; reduce or abridge
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fore•short•en

(fɔrˈʃɔr tn, foʊr-)

v.t.
1. to reduce or distort in order to convey the illusion of three-dimensional space.
2. to abridge, reduce, or contract; make shorter.
[1600–10]
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foreshorten


Past participle: foreshortened
Gerund: foreshortening

Imperative
foreshorten
foreshorten
Present
I foreshorten
you foreshorten
he/she/it foreshortens
we foreshorten
you foreshorten
they foreshorten
Preterite
I foreshortened
you foreshortened
he/she/it foreshortened
we foreshortened
you foreshortened
they foreshortened
Present Continuous
I am foreshortening
you are foreshortening
he/she/it is foreshortening
we are foreshortening
you are foreshortening
they are foreshortening
Present Perfect
I have foreshortened
you have foreshortened
he/she/it has foreshortened
we have foreshortened
you have foreshortened
they have foreshortened
Past Continuous
I was foreshortening
you were foreshortening
he/she/it was foreshortening
we were foreshortening
you were foreshortening
they were foreshortening
Past Perfect
I had foreshortened
you had foreshortened
he/she/it had foreshortened
we had foreshortened
you had foreshortened
they had foreshortened
Future
I will foreshorten
you will foreshorten
he/she/it will foreshorten
we will foreshorten
you will foreshorten
they will foreshorten
Future Perfect
I will have foreshortened
you will have foreshortened
he/she/it will have foreshortened
we will have foreshortened
you will have foreshortened
they will have foreshortened
Future Continuous
I will be foreshortening
you will be foreshortening
he/she/it will be foreshortening
we will be foreshortening
you will be foreshortening
they will be foreshortening
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been foreshortening
you have been foreshortening
he/she/it has been foreshortening
we have been foreshortening
you have been foreshortening
they have been foreshortening
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been foreshortening
you will have been foreshortening
he/she/it will have been foreshortening
we will have been foreshortening
you will have been foreshortening
they will have been foreshortening
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been foreshortening
you had been foreshortening
he/she/it had been foreshortening
we had been foreshortening
you had been foreshortening
they had been foreshortening
Conditional
I would foreshorten
you would foreshorten
he/she/it would foreshorten
we would foreshorten
you would foreshorten
they would foreshorten
Past Conditional
I would have foreshortened
you would have foreshortened
he/she/it would have foreshortened
we would have foreshortened
you would have foreshortened
they would have foreshortened
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.foreshorten - reduce in scope while retaining essential elementsforeshorten - reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The manuscript must be shortened"
bowdlerise, bowdlerize, expurgate, castrate, shorten - edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate; "bowdlerize a novel"
edit out, edit, cut - cut and assemble the components of; "edit film"; "cut recording tape"
condense, concentrate, digest - make more concise; "condense the contents of a book into a summary"
minify, decrease, lessen - make smaller; "He decreased his staff"
2.foreshorten - shorten lines in a drawing so as to create an illusion of depth
shorten - make shorter than originally intended; reduce or retrench in length or duration; "He shortened his trip due to illness"
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Translations

foreshorten

[fɔːˈʃɔːtn] VTescorzar
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foreshorten

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foreshorten

[fɔːˈʃɔːtn] vt (figure) → rappresentare in scorcio
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References in classic literature ?
See sketch from my pencil; [Figure 7] it is in the main correct, though I think I have foreshortened one end of it a little too much, perhaps.
She changed her position, leaning forward to bend her head above her work, so that he saw only the foreshortened tip of her nose and the streak of red in her hair; then she slipped to her feet, saying "I can't see to sew," and went back to her chair by the lamp.
In the sharply foreshortened perspective of the past I seem to have read them all at once, but I am aware of an order of time in the pleasure they gave me, and I know that Goldsmith came first.
A carbine, strikingly foreshortened, lay across the pommel of the saddle, kept in place by the right hand grasping it at the "grip"; the left hand, holding the bridle rein, was invisible.
Blunt sat by very detached, his eyes roamed here and there all over the cafe; and it was while looking upward at the pink foot of a fleshy and very much foreshortened goddess of some sort depicted on the ceiling in an enormous composition in the Italian style that he let fall casually the words, "She will manage it for you quite easily."