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noun. 1. the capacity to observe items, occurrences, and ideas in realistic proportions and unions. 2. the capacity to perceive and understand relative position, size, and distance of items in a plane field as though they are 3-D. 3. the ability of someone to take into consideration and potentially understand the interpretations, outlooks, or actions of their self and of other people.

PERSPECTIVE: "Try to picture the situation from you mother's perspective."

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