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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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"
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Translations

gestalt

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

[gəˈʃtælt] ngestalt f
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gestalt

[gəˈʃtɑːlt] ngestalt f inv
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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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Not only are artistic configurations immeasurably more complex even in the simplest works of art than the Gestalten with which ordinary perception operates: artistic configurations have the uniqueness of particularity whereas the Gestalten of ordinary perception are essentially generalisations.
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In Personal Knowledge, Michael Polanyi famously describes concepts as cognitive structures (aka gestalten) capturing countless amounts of subsidiary details, from which we cannot but attend in order to apprehend each concept's distinguishing focus, i.e.
Rock The Shack: The Architecture of Cabins, Cocoons and Hide-Outs, published by Gestalten This book features a fascinating range of sparsely to lavishly furnished cabins, cottages, second homes, shelters and tree houses.
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In a performance of the collective "1000 Gestalten" (a thousand figures), participants "freed" themselves from a grey crust.
The performance was put on by a group called 1,000 Gestalten. The group collected 1,000 actors covered in clay and had them shuffle down streets before one actor broke out of the zombie clothes to reveal colorful clothes underneath, setting off a chain reaction according to (http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/06/europe/g20-zombies-protest/index.html) CNN Thursday.
The self-reflective function of philosophy 'slips away,' (43) transforming reality into mere Gestalten, a risk that the Adorno of "93" obviously anticipated.
Politik bedeutet daruber hinaus die Durchsetzung von Forderungen und Zielen, die dadurch den personlichen und offentlichen Bereich beeinflussen und gestalten. (20)
Ihre Idee, aus der Form der Glasblase Kopfe zu gestalten, diese mit Farben zum Leuchten zu bringen und dabei den Charakter des Fliessens genauso wie den Augenblick des Erstarrens zu bewahren, war von Beginn an ein Erfolg, der sich bis heute ungebrochen anhalt.
Our introduction to this art form was through a catalogue titled Book Art: Iconic Sculptures and Installations Made from Books published by Gestalten in 2011, which sparked our interest and led to our attempting to trace the history of book art in the Indian subcontinent.