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gestalt

 [gĕ-stawlt´, gĕ-shtawlt´] (Ger.)
form, shape; a whole perceptual configuration.

ge·stalt

(ges-tahlt'),
A perceived entity so integrated as to constitute a functional unit with properties not derivable from its parts. See: gestaltism.
[Ger. shape]

gestalt

/ge·stalt/ (gah-stawlt´) (gah-shtawlt´) [Ger.] form, shape; a whole perceptual configuration. See gestaltism.

gestalt

or

Gestalt

(gə-shtält′, -shtôlt′, -stält′, -stôlt′)
n. pl. ge·stalts or ge·stalten (-shtält′n, -shtôlt′n, -stält′n, -stôlt′n)
A physical, biological, psychological, or symbolic configuration or pattern of elements so unified as a whole that its properties cannot be derived from a simple summation of its parts.

Gestalt

[gəshtält′] pl. Gestalts, Gestalten
Etymology: Ger, form
a single physical, psychological, or symbolic configuration, pattern, or experience that consists of a number of elements and that has an effect as a whole different from that of the sum of its parts.

ge·stalt

, gestalt phenomenon (ge-stahlt', fĕ-nom'ĕ-non)
A perceived entity so integrated as to constitute a functional unit with properties not derivable from its parts.
See also: gestaltism
[Ger. shape]

gestalt

A physical, mental or symbolic pattern or figure so arranged that the effect of the whole differs from, or is greater than, that of the sum of its parts. A unified whole, the full nature of which cannot be grasped by analyzing its parts.

Gestalt

A humanistic therapy technique that focuses on gaining an awareness of emotions and behaviors in the present rather than in the past.
Mentioned in: Group Therapy
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