noun. A place's spirit. The word is primarily utilized to denote the impact of the physical or social surroundings on the growth of cultural, economic, and artistic life in a specific place.

ORTGEIST: "The medium said the ortegeist of the living room made her feel very uncomfortable."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ORTGEIST," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/ortgeist/ (accessed April 19, 2021).