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1. The theory that living matter or reality is made up of organic or unified wholes that are greater than the simple sum of their parts.
2. A holistic investigation or system of treatment.

ho′list n.


(ˈhəʊlɪst; ˈhɒlɪst)
(Philosophy) philosophy a person who believes in or teaches holism
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For holist learner the content was offered in the form of overview and summaries without much detail.
The compound sits on top of the Western Wall in Jerusalem and is considered to be Judaism's holist site.
For example, its rigorously medium-specific and even holist ontology leave scant room for contemplation of these filmmakers' equally discernible proclivity for remediation and their experimental integration of theater, photography, and video, among others, qualities that Brombach also underscores in these film examples.
1: Differences between managers and designers Characteristic Managers Designers Aims Long term Short term Profits/return Product/service quality Survival Growth Reform Prestige Organizational durability Career building Focus People Systems Things Environment Education Accountancy Grafts Art Visual Engineering Geometric Verbal Numerical Thinking style Serialist Linear Holist Lateral Analysis Synthesis Problem oriented Solution led Behavior Pessimistic Optimistic Adaptive Innovative Culture Conformity Diversity Cautious Experimental Source: [22] Tab.
Application of a holist EH concept and its principle approach in optimizing cost-efficiency for a low level operation cost.
The holist interpretation, by means of Leopold Matrix, concerning the industrial activities impact on the environmental factors has paid attention to the fact that all studied activities act on the environment, firstly by using the mineral resources.
Such theories are not only fully materialist, but are also systemic, or holist, in the sense that they account for development and novelty, as well as diversity and unity, in the context of a systemic field of complex interactional changes.
His numerous, undefined, and annoying use of "we" when discussing what he wants betrays a holist conception of society; "as a society we," he writes.
ICT vendors need to work closely with their customers and channel partners, not only to explain the significant business benefits that can be achieved but also to detail the processes needed to deploy a holist unified communications solution.
With good APIs in place, the reductionist and holist both win: work can be divided without losing future interactions or economies of scale.