FIGURE-GROUND By N., Pam M.S. - May 11, 2013 a term used to describe things that relate to the principle that says perceptions have 2 parts. The first is the figure and the second is the background. FIGURE-GROUND: "In figure-ground we see 2 things. The figure and the background." Related Psychology Terms GROUND FIGURAL COHESION FIGURE-GROUND DISTORTION REVERSIBLE FIGURE-GROUND NEUROCONTROL FIGURE-GROUND PERCEPTION GOOD CONTINUATION LAW OF SYMMETRY FIGURE-DRAWING TEST TEXTURE SEGREGATION TASK Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "FIGURE-GROUND," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/figure-ground/ (accessed October 8, 2020).