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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Defining the accumulation effect on a real structure as a physical ratio is known as the law of similarity, and this law is commonly applied to scale model experiments [24].
Orifice metering relies on the Reynolds Law of Similarity to predict the meter's coefficient of discharge and control its measurement accuracy (Figure 1).
The law of similarity says that similar elements tend to be grouped together.
However, the replica's appeal is related to another form of thinking called the law of similarity said Newman.