Meaning of gestalt


Pronunciation: (gu-shtält', -shtôlt', -stält', -stôlt'), [key]
— pl. -stalts, -stal•ten
  1. a configuration, pattern, or organized field having specific properties that cannot be derived from the summation of its component parts; a unified whole.
  2. an instance or example of such a unified whole.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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