figure and ground n.
An aspect of perception in which the perceived is separated into at least two parts, each with different attributes but each influencing the other.
[fig-yerd] /ˈfɪg yərd/ adjective 1. ornamented with a device or pattern: figured silk; figured wallpaper. 2. formed or shaped: figured stones. 3. represented by a pictorial or sculptured figure: The god is figured as part man, part beast. 4. Music. 5. figurative, as language. [fig-yer; especially British fig-er] /ˈfɪg yər; especially British ˈfɪg ər/ noun […]
[beys] /beɪs/ noun, Music. 1. a bass part in which the notes have numbers under them indicating the chords to be played. /beɪs/ noun 1. a shorthand method of indicating a thorough-bass part in which each bass note is accompanied by figures indicating the intervals to be played in the chord above it in the […]
noun 1. plate or sheet glass having a pattern rolled onto one side of the surface.
noun 1. a figure or form composed of two loops formed by a continuous line crossing itself, as in the figure 8, especially as traced on ice in figure skating. noun 1. . 2. a knot resembling the figure 8. noun 1. an outline of the number 8 traced on ice by a skater 2. […]