definition of gestalt

Main Entry: ge-stalt

Pronunciation: g&-‘stält, -‘shtält, -‘stolt, -‘shtolt

Function: noun

Inflected Form(s): plural ge-stalt-en /-‘stäl-t&n, -‘shtäl-, -‘stol-, -‘shtol-/; or gestalts

Etymology: German, literally, shape, form

Date: 1922

: a structure, configuration, or pattern of physical, biological, or psychological phenomena so integrated as to constitute a functional unit with properties not derivable by summation of its parts

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