Definition of gestalt noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

gestalt

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ɡəˈʃtælt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡəˈʃtælt//
 
, also NAmE//ɡəˈʃtɑːlt//
 
(psychology, from German)
 
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a set of things, such as a person’s thoughts or experiences, that is considered as a single system which is different from the individual thoughts, experiences, etc. within it Word Origin 1920s: from German Gestalt, literally ‘form, shape’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: gestalt