Definitions for: Vanishing


[n] suddenly disappearing from sight
[n] a sudden or mysterious disappearance
[adj] quickly going away and passing out of sight; "all I saw was his vanishing back"



Webster (1913) Definition: Van"ish*ing,
a. & n. from Vanish, v.

Vanishing fraction (Math.), a fraction which reduces to the
form 0/0 for a particular value of the variable which
enters it, usually in consequence of the existence of a
common factor in both terms of the fraction, which factor
becomes 0 for this particular value of the variable.
--Math. Dict.

Vanishing line (Persp.), the intersection of the parallel
of any original plane and picture; one of the lines
converging to the vanishing point.

Vanishing point (Persp.), the point to which all parallel
lines in the same plane tend in the representation.
--Gwilt.

Vanishing stress (Phon.), stress of voice upon the closing
portion of a syllable. --Rush.

Synonyms: disappearing

See Also: disappearance, disappearance, disappearing

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