offer affordance(s)

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offer affordance(s)

To provide the means for something to happen or take place. Of course, man-made systems of organization in any field inherently offer affordances for error and exploitation, as the human element can neither be escaped nor denied. While many see the increasing amount of technology as a detriment to children's minds, one cannot underestimate how it also offers affordance to their increased capacity to learn and access information.
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The metaphors characteristic of a culture offer affordances making it easier to think in certain ways and thus allow for the emergence of a cultural worldview linked to the shared language.
Thus physical attractiveness judgments are malleable as the target's action based impression management strategies either conforms or differs from culturally (and sub culturally) based ideal gender norms and as the target appears to offer affordances to meet the judge's specific individual needs.
Remote communication technologies offer affordances that are different from face-to-face settings such as the ability to communicate asynchronously.