figure-ground

[ fig-yer-ground ]
/ ˈfɪg yərˈgraʊnd /

noun Psychology.

a property of perception in which there is a tendency to see parts of a visual field as solid, well-defined objects standing out against a less distinct background.

Nearby words

  1. figure on,
  2. figure out,
  3. figure skate,
  4. figure skating,
  5. figure up,
  6. figure-ground phenomenon,
  7. figured,
  8. figured bass,
  9. figured glass,
  10. figuredly

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