Definitions for "Foreshortening"
Representation in a foreshortened mode or way.
the representation of overlapping forms when seen from certain viewpoints. Used to promote depth in a work.
The way in which the part of the form closest to the viewer appears to be larger, while the rest of it appears smaller as it recedes into space. This is primarily the rule of perspective applied to drawing.
The fractional area of the solar (or a stellar) disk occupied by a circular spot, such as a sunspot, varies as the star rotates because of projection onto the line of sight.
To shorten an object to make it look as if it extends backwards into space