law of similarity


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Noun1.law of similarity - a Gestalt principle of organization holding that (other things being equal) parts of a stimulus field that are similar to each other tend to be perceived as belonging together as a unit
Gestalt law of organization, Gestalt principle of organization - a principle of Gestalt psychology that identifies factors leading to particular forms of perceptual organization
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Orifice metering relies on the Reynolds Law of Similarity to predict the meter's coefficient of discharge and control its measurement accuracy (Figure 1).
For the Law of Similarity to apply, it is a requirement of the inspection process to test and document that the orifice meter run, meter and orifice plate have been "manufactured to the specifications" of the latest edition of AGA-3/API 14.
However, the replica's appeal is related to another form of thinking called the law of similarity said Newman.