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The big picture.

Note that in the German language the relation to "shape" (Form) ranges on rank 5 of the possible interpretations of the German word "Gestalt" -> - the most intuitive association would be with a figure (physical appearance) instead. It's different in non-German languages as they did not took over the word itself but just its application in Gestalt theory where it's more a concept of appearance and impression rather than a real item. 01:00, 6 February 2008 (UTC)