Meaning of “gestalt” in the English Dictionary

"gestalt" in British English

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gestaltnoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /ɡəˈʃtælt/ us /ɡəˈʃtɑːlt/ 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.

gestaltadjective [ before noun ]

uk /ɡəˈʃtælt/ us /ɡəˈʃtɑːlt/ 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.

(Definition of “gestalt” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)