Gestalt law of organization

Definitions of Gestalt law of organization
  1. noun
    a principle of Gestalt psychology that identifies factors leading to particular forms of perceptual organization
    synonyms: Gestalt principle of organization
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    closure, law of 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
    continuation, good continuation, law of 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
    law of similarity, 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
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    principle, rule
    a rule or law concerning a natural phenomenon or the function of a complex system
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