Definition of Holism

1. Noun. The theory that the parts of any whole cannot exist and cannot be understood except in their relation to the whole. "Holistic theory has been applied to ecology and language and mental states"

Exact synonyms: Holistic Theory
Generic synonyms: Theory
Examples of category: Organicism, Configurationism, Gestalt Psychology
Antonyms: Atomism
Derivative terms: Holistic



Definition of Holism

1. Noun. A theory or belief that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. ¹

2. Noun. A practice based on such theory or belief. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Holism

1. a philosophical theory [n -S]

Medical Definition of Holism

1. 1. The principle that an organism, or one of its actions, is not equal to merely the sum of its parts but must be perceived or studied as a whole. 2. The approach to the study of a psychological phenomenon through the analysis of a phenomenon as a complete entity in itself. Compare: atomism. Origin: G. Holos, entire (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Holism

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Literary usage of Holism

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1. The Homoeopathic Treatment of Alcoholism by Jean-Pierre Gallavardin (1890)
"TREA TRIE NT OF AL CO holism. majority of paying patients, although the latter are much more intelligent and cultured. It seems to be so for all truths in ..."

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