adjective Date: 1926 1. of or relating to holism 2. relating to or concerned with wholes or with complete systems rather than with the analysis of, treatment of, or dissection into parts <
holistic medicine attempts to treat both the mind and the body
holistic ecology views humans and the environment as a single system
holistically adverb

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