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(From the Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd Edition)
Gestalt, gestalt g<e>S'talt.
Etymology: G., = form, shape.
A 'shape', 'configuration', or 'structure' which as an object of perception forms a specific whole or unity incapable of expression simply in terms of its parts (e.g. a melody in distinction from the notes that make it up).