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good continuation

one of the gestalt principles of organization. It states that people tend to perceive objects in alignment as forming smooth, unbroken contours. For example, when two lines meet in a figure, the preferred interpretation is of two continuous lines: A cross is interpreted as a vertical line and a horizontal line rather than as two right angles meeting at their vertices. Also called law (or principle) of continuity; law (or principle) of good continuation.

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