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Word of the Day — October 28, 2012

October 29, 2012 - Scott Viau
Gestalt — gesh-TALT — an organized whole recognized as more important than its parts

Example: "In an amusing article on food sold on NYC streets, on broth-soaked biscuits in particular, it was stated that 'the result, with the way that soft bun sops up spare droplets of broth, is so essential to the New York gestalt that visiting world leaders must take a ceremonial bite for the cameras when strolling our sidewalks.'"

 
 
 

 

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