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holism

noun ho·lism \ˈhō-ˌli-zəm\

Definition of HOLISM

1
:  a theory that the universe and especially living nature is correctly seen in terms of interacting wholes (as of living organisms) that are more than the mere sum of elementary particles
2
:  a holistic study or method of treatment
ho·list \ˈhō-list\ noun

Origin of HOLISM

hol- + -ism
First Known Use: 1926

Other Philosophy Terms

dialectic, dualism, epistemology, existentialism, metaphysics, ontology, sequitur, solipsism, transcendentalism
Medical Dictionary

holism

noun ho·lism \ˈhō-ˌliz-əm\

Medical Definition of HOLISM

1
:  a theory that the universe and especially living nature is correctly seen in terms of interacting wholes (as of living organisms) that are more than the mere sum of elementary particles
2
:  a holistic study or method of treatment

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