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holistic (adj.)

1926, from holism (q.v.) + -istic. Holistic medicine is attested by 1960. Related: Holistically.

updated on December 19, 2018

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Definitions of holistic from WordNet

holistic (adj.)
emphasizing the organic or functional relation between parts and the whole;
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