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addaword.gifdefinition of affordance

noun
a quality of an object or environment that allows someone to perform an action
In graphical design (e.g., screen displays), physical affordances play only a minor role, so other principles must be invoked.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 15/04/2013 12:14:00
Definition of affordance from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

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