Definition of holism
2 : a study or method of treatment that is concerned with wholes or with complete systems : a holistic study or method of treatment
holistplay \ˈhō-list\ noun
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The cover of the first issue was an image of the earth — another sphere — taken from space, exemplifying its spirit of holism.
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Origin and Etymology of holism
hol- + -ism
First Known Use: 1926See Words from the same year
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