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holism

  

      n  
1    any doctrine that a system may have properties over and above those of its parts and their organization  
2    the treatment of any subject as a whole integrated system, esp., in medicine, the consideration of the complete person, physically and psychologically, in the treatment of a disease  
   See also       alternative medicine  
3      (Philosophy)   one of a number of methodological theses holding that the significance of the parts can only be understood in terms of their contribution to the significance of the whole and that the latter must therefore be epistemologically prior  
   Compare       reductionism       atomism       2  
     (C20: from holo- + -ism)  
   holistic             adj  
  holistically      adv  
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holistically, hoplitic, Holst, Holi

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adj.
[philos.] of or relating to a doctrine of holism ; characterized by the approach that the parts of something are intimately interconnected and explicable only by reference to the whole
Ex: The lecturer emphasized the need for a holistic approach to fisheries
adj.
[med.] of or relating to the medical consideration of the whole person in the treatment of a disease, not only physically but also taking into account mental and social factors rather than just the symptoms
Ex: That clinic offers a holistic medecine approach to treat both the body and the mind sometimes even using practises from eastern traditions such as meditation or acupuncture.
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