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ge·stalt

or Ge·stalt  (gə-shtält′, -shtôlt′, -stält′, -stôlt′)
n. pl. ge·stalts or ge·stalt·en (-shtält′n, -shtôlt′n, -stält′n, -stôlt′n) or Ge·stalts or Ge·stalt·en
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.

[German, shape, from Middle High German, from past participle of stellen, to place, from Old High German; see stel- in Indo-European roots.]

Gestalt

(ɡəˈʃtælt)
n, pl -stalts or -stalten (-ˈʃtæltən)
(Psychology) (sometimes not capital) a perceptual pattern or structure possessing qualities as a whole that cannot be described merely as a sum of its parts
[C20: German: form, from Old High German stellen to shape]

ge•stalt

(gəˈʃtɑlt, -ˈʃtɔlt, -ˈstɑlt, -ˈstɔlt)

n., pl. -stalts, -stal•ten (-ˈʃtɑl tn, -ˈʃtɔl-, -ˈstɑl-, -ˈstɔl-)
Psychol. (sometimes cap.)
a form or configuration having properties that cannot be derived by the summation of its component parts.
[1920–25; < German: figure, form]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gestalt - a configuration or pattern of elements so unified as a whole that it cannot be described merely as a sum of its parts
pattern, form, shape - a perceptual structure; "the composition presents problems for students of musical form"; "a visual pattern must include not only objects but the spaces between them"
Translations

gestalt

[gəˈʃtɑːlt]
A. Ngestalt m
B. CPD gestalt psychology Npsicología f gestalt
gestalt therapy Nterapéutica f gestáltica

gestalt

[gəˈʃtælt] ngestalt f

gestalt

[gəˈʃtɑːlt] ngestalt f inv

ge·stalt

, gestalt phenomenon
n. gestalt, teoría que mantiene que la conducta responde a la percepción íntegra de una situación y no es posible analizarla atendiendo sólo a las partes componentes de la misma.
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