Vanishing Van"ish*ing, a. & n. from {Vanish}, v. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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