gestalt Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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gestaltnoun [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 ​itsparts: This new ​biography is the first to ​considerfully the writer's gestalt.

gestaltadjective [before noun]

uk   /ɡəˈʃtælt/  us   /-ˈʃtɑːlt/ specialized
considering or ​treating what a ​personexperiences and ​believes as a ​whole and ​separate thing: In gestalt psychology and gestalt psychotherapy, people's ​thoughts and ​emotions are ​seen as ​complexwholes.
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