Definition of Size constancy

1. Noun. The tendency to perceive the veridical size of a familiar object despite differences in their distance (and consequent differences in the size of the pattern projected on the retina of the eye).

Generic synonyms: Constancy, Perceptual Constancy



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Size Constancy

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sixty-two
sixty cycle hum
sixtyfold
sixtyish
sizable
sizableness
sizablenesses
sizably
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sizars
sizarship
sizarships
size
size-zero
size constancy (current term)
size of it
size perception
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sizeable
sizeableness
sizeably
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sizeism
sizeisms
sizeist

Literary usage of Size constancy

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1. The Magazine of Horticulture, Botany, and All Useful Discoveries and by C M Hovey (1843)
"Sixteen blooms of Bushell's Emma ; the petals of this flower are too pointed, but though second rate, it will from its size, constancy and color, ..."

2. Traffic Safety and the Driver by Leonard Evans (1991)
"For example, size constancy, the built-in knowledge we have about the size of familiar objects. Enlarged pictures, placed the same distances from subjects, ..."

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