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gestalt Explained

gestalt at English irregular forms Of Explained:

(pl) gestalten

Gestalt at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1922, from Ger. Gestaltqualit?t (1890, introduced by Ger. philosopher Christian von Ehrenfels, 1859-1932), from M.H.G. gestalt "form, configuration, appearance," abstracted from ungestalt "deformity," noun use of adj. ungestalt "misshapen," from gestalt, obsolete pp. of stellen "to place, arrange." As a school of psychology, it was founded c.1912. ///

gestalt at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] technical [Date: 1900-2000; Language: German; Origin: 'shape']// a whole thing that is different from all its parts, and has qualities that are not present in any of its parts by themselves// --gestalt psychology//

gestalt at German => English Of Explained:

figure, guise, shape, stature

gestalt at German => English Of Explained:

face, guise, shape


gestalt at German => English Of Explained:

figure, guise, shape, stature

gestalt at Swedish => English Of Explained:

adsforest, woodsgrovesketchstu

gestalt at Swedish => english Of Explained:

figure, form, personage, shape

gestalt at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

82 Moby Thesaurus words for "gestalt":
alentours, ambience, ambit, angle, aspect, borderlands, circle,
circuit, circumambiencies, circumjacencies, circumstances, compass,
configuration, context, contour, delineation, effect, eidolon,
entourage, environing circumstances, environment, environs, facet,
fashion, feature, features, figuration, figure, figure-ground,
form, framework, guise, habitat, image, imago, impression, light,
likeness, lineaments, lines, look, main features, manner, milieu,
neighborhood, outline, outposts, outskirts, pattern, perimeter,
periphery, phase, phasis, precincts, profile, purlieus, reference,
regard, relief, respect, seeming, semblance, shape, shapes, side,
silhouette, simulacrum, situation, skeleton, slant, style, suburbs,
surroundings, total effect, total environment, tournure, twist,
vicinage, vicinity, view, viewpoint, wise

Gestalt at German => English Of Explained:

Gestalt [gəʃtalt]nsf
figure, guise, shape, stature

gestalt at Swedish => English Of Explained:

et, pickup(irpreni)
get, layholdof, pickup, tak

gestalt at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : a configuration or pattern of elements so unified as a whole
that it cannot be described merely as a sum of its parts
[also: {gestalten} (pl)]

gestalt at English (WD) Of Explained:

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Inter: also » Gestalt


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Alternative forms

* Gestalt


Inter: borrowing » de|Gestalt|t=shape, figure, form. The German term can also apply to a geometric or graphical shape, but that is not the case when this word is used in English.


* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /ɡəˈʃtælt/|/ɡəˈʃtɑːlt/
  • Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /ɡəˈʃtɔlt/


    Inter: en-noun » pl1=gestalts|pl2=gestalten

  • A collection of physical, biological, psychological or symbolic entities that creates a unified concept, configuration or pattern which is greater than the sum of its parts (of a character, personality, or being)
    1. :* This biography is the first one to consider fully the writers gestalt.''
    2. :* The clusters of behavioral gestalten... the probability factors... the subtypes of crimes... the constellations of criminal subtypes... — Jay Kirk, "Watching the Detectives", Harpers Magazine, Vol. 307, Iss. 1839; pg. 61, Aug, 2003
    3. shape, form
    4. :* Mary did not approve of the Eleanor gestalt. "I been to Woonsocket S.D., Eleanor McGoverns hometown," she said, "and nobody there? I mean nobody? dresses like that."'' — John L Hess and Karen Hess, "The Taste of America", Grossman, New York, 1977
    5. :* ... depending on the kinds of speech children hear directed to them, they may first learn unanalyzed "gestalts" (e.g., social expressions like "Whats that?" uttered as a single unit) instead of learning single words that are then freely recombined ...''— Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, "The Origins of Grammar", The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 1996
    6. :* So different were our appearances and approaches and general gestalts that we had something of an epic rivalry from 74 through '77. — David Foster Wallace, "A Supposedly Fun Thing Ill Never Do Again", Boston: Little, Brown and Co., Edition: 1st Back Bay ed., 1998

      Derived terms

      * gestaltic

  • gestalting
  • gestalt psychology
  • Gestalt therapy


    Inter: trans-top » collection of entities that creates a unified concept
  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|gestalt|c
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|olemus
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|profil|f
  • Norwegian: Inter: qualifier » psychology Inter: t- » no|gestalt|m

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|postać
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|гештальт|m
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|gestalt|c

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Category: Category:English words prefixed with ge- -
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    Translation: et » gestalt
    Translation: fr » gestalt
    Translation: ko » gestalt
    Translation: io » gestalt
    Translation: hu » gestalt
    Translation: pl » gestalt
    Translation: fi » gestalt
    Translation: sv » gestalt
    Translation: ta » gestalt
    Translation: tr » gestalt
    Translation: vi » gestalt
    Translation: zh » gestalt

    Gestalt at English (WD) Of Explained:



    Inter: head » en|noun
  • Inter: alternative capitalization of » gestalt

  • German


    * Inter: IPA » /ɡəˈʃtalt/|lang=de


    Inter: de-noun » f||Gestalten
  • shape, form
    1. figure
    2. person, character
    3. 1918, Category: w:de - :Elisabeth von Heyking|Elisabeth von Heyking, Category: s:de - :Die Orgelpfeifen|Die Orgelpfeifen, in: Zwei Erzählungen, Phillipp Reclam jun. Verlag, page 35:
    4. : Auf dem Bahnhof dann, in dem sich senkenden Nebel, ein Gewühl von Pferden und grauen Gestalten, das zuerst unentwirrbar schien und sich dann doch rasch ordnete.
    5. :: On the station then, in the sinking fog, a crowd of horses and gray characters that initially looked inextricable, but then put itself in order swiftly after all.


      Inter: de-noun-f » en

      Derived terms

      gestalten; Gestalter; Gestaltung

    Translation: cs » Gestalt
    Translation: de » Gestalt
    Translation: fr » Gestalt
    Translation: ko » Gestalt
    Translation: io » Gestalt
    Translation: id » Gestalt
    Translation: hu » Gestalt
    Translation: mg » Gestalt
    Translation: pl » Gestalt
    Translation: ru » Gestalt
    Translation: fi » Gestalt
    Translation: zh » Gestalt