Affordance



affordance

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A visual clue to the function of an object.
(1998-10-15)
Contemporary Examples

An affordance is a feature that offers garden-goers a chance to interact with a garden.
Magical Gardens for the Blind, Deaf, and Disabled Elizabeth Picciuto October 21, 2014

Historical Examples

Thus many designers reflect concern for an individualized approach to the understanding of affordance possibilities.
The Civilization of Illiteracy Mihai Nadin

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  • Affording

    to be able to do, manage, or bear without serious consequence or adverse effect: The country can’t afford another drought. to be able to meet the expense of; have or be able to spare the price of: Can we afford a trip to Europe this year? The city can easily afford to repair the street. […]

  • Affords

    to be able to do, manage, or bear without serious consequence or adverse effect: The country can’t afford another drought. to be able to meet the expense of; have or be able to spare the price of: Can we afford a trip to Europe this year? The city can easily afford to repair the street. […]



  • Afforest

    to convert (bare or cultivated land) into forest, originally for the purpose of providing hunting grounds. verb (transitive) to plant trees on; convert into forested land

  • Afforestation

    to convert (bare or cultivated land) into forest, originally for the purpose of providing hunting grounds. Historical Examples Irrigation and afforestation are both necessary for the successful development of the West. Our First Half-Century Government of Queensland In this matter of afforestation, Scanno continues its system of draconic severity. Alone Norman Douglas Tonight we’ll drop […]



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