affordance

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affordance

A visual cue that offers an intuitive indication of how an object functions—e.g., a door on an electronic device.

Affordance

Erogonomics A visual cue that offers an intuitive indication of how an object functions—e.g., a door on an electronic device. See Icon.

af·ford·ance

(ă-fōr'dăns)
The relationship that exists between the individual and the environment that will facilitate a certain type of movement (e.g., a sliding board affords a child with the opportunity to climb up, sit, and slide down).
[afford + -ance, noun suffix]

affordance

a property of an object or a feature of the environment that offers an organism the opportunity to act in a particular way.