- incorporating the concept of holism, or the idea that the whole is more than merely the sum of its parts, in theory or practice: holistic psychology.
- Medicine/Medical. identifying with principles of holism in a system of therapeutics, especially one considered outside the mainstream of scientific medicine, as naturopathy or chiropractic, and often involving nutritional measures: holistic medicine.
Origin of holistic
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Examples from the Web for holistically
When [lawmakers] looked at it holistically, did they want to take away equipment and technology from front-line security?SWAT Lobby Shoots to Kill Police Reform After Ferguson
December 2, 2014
That planning is best done deliberately, dispassionately and holistically.Why The U.S. Is Not In A Cyber War
March 10, 2013
- of or relating to a doctrine of holism
- of or relating to the the medical consideration of the complete person, physically and psychologically, in the treatment of a disease
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Word Origin and History for holistically
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