Gestalt principle of organization
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|Noun||1.||Gestalt principle of organization - a principle of Gestalt psychology that identifies factors leading to particular forms of perceptual organization|
principle, rule - a rule or law concerning a natural phenomenon or the function of a complex system; "the principle of the conservation of mass"; "the principle of jet propulsion"; "the right-hand rule for inductive fields"
configurationism, Gestalt psychology - (psychology) a theory of psychology that emphasizes the importance of configurational properties
law of closure, closure - a Gestalt principle of organization holding that there is an innate tendency to perceive incomplete objects as complete and to close or fill gaps and to perceive asymmetric stimuli as symmetric
common fate, law of common fate - a Gestalt principle of organization holding that aspects of perceptual field that move or function in a similar manner will be perceived as a unit
good continuation, law of continuation, continuation - a Gestalt principle of organization holding that there is an innate tendency to perceive a line as continuing its established direction
law of proximity, proximity - a Gestalt principle of organization holding that (other things being equal) objects or events that are near to one another (in space or time) are perceived as belonging together as a unit