gestalt

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gestalt

Pronunciation
/ɡəˈʃtɑːlt/ /ɡəˈʃtalt/
noun
Psychology
An organized whole that is perceived as more than the sum of its parts.

Origin
1920s from German Gestalt, literally ‘form, shape’.

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In a flash of recognition, a moment of gestalt, Joe realized he had met her long ago.

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