figure-ground

adjective
\ -ˈgrau̇nd How to pronounce figure-ground (audio) \

Medical Definition of figure-ground

: relating to or being the relationships between the parts of a perceptual field which is perceived as divided into a part consisting of figures having form and standing out from the part comprising the background and being relatively formless a diagram in which figure-ground relationships are easily perceived as reversed

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