Definition of Law of proximity
1. Noun. A Gestalt principle of organization holding that (other things being equal) objects or events that are near to one another (in space or time) are perceived as belonging together as a unit.
Generic synonyms: Gestalt Law Of Organization, Gestalt Principle Of Organization
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Literary usage of Law of proximity
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1. The Working Principles of Rhetoric Examined in Their Literary Relations and by John Franklin Genung (1900)
"The most natural aid is from the law of Proximity. Other things being equal, the pronoun will be referred to the nearest word that can function as an ..."
2. The Writings and Speeches of Daniel Webster by Daniel Webster, Edward Everett (1903)
"As to the claim of Peru to those islands, founded on the law of proximity, the question will appear to be free of doubt. The well settled rule of modern ..."
3. International Law Chiefly as Interpreted and Applied by the United States by Charles Cheney Hyde (1922)
"... so far from any continental possessions of Peru as not to belong to that country by the law of proximity or adjacent position, has the government of ..."
4. Institutes of International Law: Public and Private, as Settled by the by Daniel Gardner (1860)
"The Secretary says: " As to the claim of Peru to those islands, founded on the law of proximity, the question will appear to be free of doubt. ..."
5. The Science of Rhetoric: An Introduction to the Laws of Effective Discourse by David Jayne Hill (1883)
"Most cases of obscurity resulting from a violation of the law of proximity are really instance? of ambiguity so absurd as to seem nonsensical. ..."