Word for the day…I begin to see a pattern….


I like the sound of words as well as their meaning, here’s one that popped into my mind this morning- gestalt.

gestalt  (noun)

A physical, biological, psychological, or symbolic configuration or pattern of elements so unified as a whole that its properties cannot be derived from a simple summation of its parts,  for example “the gestalt of human consciousness”.

Etymology- [German, to shape, from Middle High German, from past participle of stellen, to place, from Old High German; see stel- in Indo-European roots.]

Source cited: The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2009.

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