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ge•stalt



Pronunciation: (gu-shtält', -shtôlt', -stält', -stôlt'), [key]
n.,
pl. -stalts, -stal•tenPronunciation: (-shtäl'tn, -shtôl'-, -stäl'-, -stôl'-). [key]
(sometimes cap.) Psychol.
1. a configuration, pattern, or organized field having specific properties that cannot be derived from the summation of its component parts; a unified whole.
2. an instance or example of such a unified whole.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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