Die Gestalt is a German
German language
German is a West Germanic language, related to and classified alongside English and Dutch. With an estimated 90 – 98 million native speakers, German is one of the world's major languages and is the most widely-spoken first language in the European Union....

 word for form or shape
The shape of an object located in some space is a geometrical description of the part of that space occupied by the object, as determined by its external boundary – abstracting from location and orientation in space, size, and other properties such as colour, content, and material...

. It is used in English to refer to a concept of 'wholeness'. Gestalt may also refer to:
  • Gestalt psychology
    Gestalt psychology
    Gestalt psychology or gestaltism is a theory of mind and brain of the Berlin School; the operational principle of gestalt psychology is that the brain is holistic, parallel, and analog, with self-organizing tendencies...

     (or Gestalt theory), a theory of mind and brain, describing the Gestalt effect.
  • Gestalt theoretical psychotherapy
    Gestalt Theoretical Psychotherapy
    Gestalt theoretical psychotherapy is a method of psychotherapy based strictly on Gestalt psychology. It was developed by the German Gestalt psychologist and psychotherapist Hans-Jürgen P...

    , a method of psychotherapy based on Gestalt psychology
  • Gestalt therapy
    Gestalt therapy
    Gestalt therapy is an existential/experiential form of psychotherapy that emphasizes personal responsibility, and that focuses upon the individual's experience in the present moment, the therapist-client relationship, the environmental and social contexts of a person's life, and the self-regulating...

    , a form of psychotherapy built on the experiential ideal of "here and now" and relationships with others and the world.
  • Gestalt (Mac OS)
    Gestalt (Mac OS)
    Gestalt was the name of a system call introduced into the Apple Macintosh operating system System Software 6.0.4 in 1989 to allow applications to dynamically query what capabilities were present in the running system configuration....

    , an environment-query function in Mac OS.
  • Gestalt (manga)
    Gestalt (manga)
    is an 8-volume fantasy manga series by Yun Kōga and published by Square Enix and later by Ichijinsha that later spawned a two episode OVA series.-Plot:...

    , an anime, manga, and OVA series
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