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



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 Origin1920s: from German Gestalt, literally ‘form, shape’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: gestalt