ground

(redirected from breaking ground)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Idioms, Encyclopedia.

ground

 [grownd]
1. a path of conduction from an electrical circuit to the earth.
2. to connect an electrical circuit or electrical equipment to the earth.
3. zero electrical potential.

ground

1. Basic substance or foundation.
2. Reduced to a powder; pulverized.
3. In electronics, the negative or earth pole that has zero electrical potential.

figure

A part or pattern in the visual field which has the perceptual attribute of completeness and is perceived as distinct from the rest of the field which forms the ground. Example: a printed word against a background page.
ambiguous figure An image or drawing arranged in such a way that its perception oscillates or flips involuntarily between, usually, two interpretations even though the retinal image remains constant, thus indicating that higher cortical processing are involved. Syn. reversible figure. See Blivet figure; Kanizsa figure; illusion; Necker cube; Rubin's vase; Schroeder's staircase.
Blivet figure An 'impossible' figure in which three apparently solid tubes are attached at one end of a rectangular base which projects only two bars (Fig. F4). See Necker cube; Schroeder's staircase; Rubin's vase.
fortification figure See scintillating scotoma.
Kanizsa figure An ambiguous figure in which the illusory contour of a square (or triangle) appears in the middle of four (or three) truncated solid squares (or circles). It is an illustration of the perceptual ability to make sense of an incomplete figure by creating a 'whole' image from the separate elements (Gestalt organization). Some people cannot perceive the contour. Syn. Kanizsa square (Fig. F5).reversible f. See ambiguous figure.
Fig. F4 Blivet figureenlarge picture
Fig. F4 Blivet figure
Fig. F5 Kanisza figureenlarge picture
Fig. F5 Kanisza figure
References in periodicals archive ?
Today we expand our mission to also serve those in greatest danger of homelessness--families that may be a paycheck away from being on the streets," said Brenda Rosen, President and CEO of Breaking Ground.
Breaking Ground has constructed more than 3,200 units of supportive housing across 11 New York City sites and four in upstate New York and Connecticut, including Breaking Ground's flagship Times Square residence, the largest permanent supportive housing site in the nation.
Under contract with the NYC Department of Homeless Services, Breaking Ground also operates street-to-home outreach in all of Brooklyn, Queens, and nearly one-third of Manhattan.
Through all of this work, Breaking Ground has enabled 12,000 low- and very low-income people to permanently escape the threat of homelessness.
This fall, Breaking Ground will open a 154-unit building on Boston Road in the Bronx, one of the first buildings in New York City to use New York State Medicaid Redesign Team financing to both address homelessness and reduce the healthcare costs to society by this high needs population through onsite social services.
Breaking Ground will start construction on two new buildings this year along Webster Avenue in the Bronx, which will have more than 400 homes for the homeless and low-income working adults and families, with two other developments in the pipeline for construction to commence in 2016.