law of closure
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law of closure[¦lȯ əv ′klō·zhər]
In Gestalt psychology, a law of organization that assumes an innate tendency to perceive incomplete objects as complete, to close up or fill in gaps in sensory inputs, and to view asymmetric and unbalanced stimuli as symmetric and balanced.
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