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gestalt

noun [C usually singular] uk   /ɡəˈʃtælt/  us   /-ˈʃtɑːlt/ specialized
something such as a structure or experience that, when considered as a whole, has qualities that are more than the total of all its parts: This new biography is the first to consider fully the writer's gestalt.

gestalt

adjective [before noun] uk   /ɡəˈʃtælt/  us   /-ˈʃtɑːlt/ specialized
considering or treating what a person experiences and believes as a whole and separate thing: In gestalt psychology and gestalt psychotherapy, people's thoughts and emotions are seen as complex wholes.
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