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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A configuration or pattern of elements so unified as a whole that it cannot be described merely as a sum of its parts.

Usage examples (37)
  • They even psychobabble together: "We achieved what I call gestalt," says Gore.
  • The gestalt is just as important as the elements, though.
  • The gestalt is what you really wanted to transmit, not the specific picture.
  • But — one might coldly ask, with a certain gestalt bent — don’t the miserable survivors at least make better widgets? for more
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