In a formerpaper2we pointed out thatthe term 'Gestalt' is being used in at least two essentially different meanings. We suggested limiting the use of the term 'Gestalt' to its original meaning, i.e. 'shape' , 'form' or 'configuration'. Its other meaning is often expressed by 'functional (or organized) whole'; we used3 the expression 'determinational system' [Wirkungssystem] instead. In the former paper we gave a rather detailed analysis of 'Gestalt'. It is the aim of the present paper to do the same for the term functional whole.