Meaning of eye-point in English:


Pronunciation /ˈʌɪpɔɪnt/


  • 1 historical A point in front of a picture where an observer's eye is assumed or expected to be placed; (also) the point where a perpendicular from an observer's eye meets the plane of a picture. Also in extended use.

  • 2The point where the eye should be placed when using an optical instrument or a camera.


Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Edward Norgate (1581–1650), miniature painter, musician, and writer on art. From eye + point.