feature comparison model

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Any theory of concept formation according to which a decision as to whether a particular item or element belongs to a class proceeds by comparing the features (1) of the item with those of the class. For example, the theory posits that a person decides whether a particular animal is a cat by checking it for various features associated with cats, such as whiskers, a tail, a propensity to mew, and so on. FCM abbrev.

Subjects: Psychology.

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