[ uh-fawr-duhns ]

  1. a feature of an object or environment that prompts or promotes a specific use or interaction, especially one easily perceivable to the user, as a doorknob:The indentations on a bar of chocolate are an affordance that makes use of our common knowledge that the thinnest parts of something are the most breakable.

Origin of affordance

First recorded in 1875–80 in the sense “amount one can afford to pay”; current sense dates from 1965–70; afford + -ance

Words Nearby affordance Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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