holism

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noun ho·lism \ˈhō-ˌli-zəm\

Definition of holism

  1. 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. 2 :  a study or method of treatment that is concerned with wholes or with complete systems :  a holistic study or method of treatment

holist

play \ˈhō-list\ noun

Origin and Etymology of holism

hol- + -ism


First Known Use: 1926


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holism

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noun ho·lism \ˈhō-ˌliz-əm\

Medical Definition of holism

  1. 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. 2:  a holistic study or method of treatment


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