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Definition of "holistic" []

  • Of or relating to holism. (adjective)
  • Emphasizing the importance of the whole and the interdependence of its parts. (adjective)
  • Concerned with wholes rather than analysis or separation into parts: holistic medicine; holistic ecology. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "holistic" in a sentence
  • "The term holistic refers to the mind, body, and spirit as being one and whole."
  • "We actually like the term holistic because it implies that we are whole human beings with a spiritual side, with an emotional side as well as our physical nature."
  • "He says Ongeri and a number of his colleagues at the education ministry should resign and pave the way for what he calls a holistic investigation into the alleged financial malfeasance."