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ho·lis·tic

 (hō-lĭs′tĭk)
adj.
1. Of or relating to holism.
2.
a. Emphasizing the importance of the whole and the interdependence of its parts.
b. Concerned with wholes rather than analysis or separation into parts: holistic medicine; holistic ecology.

ho·lis′ti·cal·ly adv.
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holistic

(həʊˈlɪstɪk)
adj
1. (Philosophy) of or relating to a doctrine of holism
2. (Medicine) of or relating to the medical consideration of the complete person, physically and psychologically, in the treatment of a disease
hoˈlistically adv
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ho•lis•tic

(hoʊˈlɪs tɪk)

adj.
1. incorporating or identifying with the principles of holism: holistic psychology.
2. pertaining to or using therapies outside the mainstream of orthodox medicine, as chiropractic, homeopathy, or naturopathy.
[1926]
ho•lis′ti•cal•ly, adv.
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holistic

In health care, a term used to describe treatments of the whole person: mind, body and spirit.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.holistic - emphasizing the organic or functional relation between parts and the whole
atomistic, atomistical - divided into separate and often disparate elements
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Translations

holistic

[həʊˈlɪstɪk] ADJholístico
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holistic

[həʊˈlɪstɪk] adjholiste, holistique
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

holistic

adjholistisch
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

holistic

[həʊˈlɪstɪk] adjolistico/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

ho·lis·tic

a. holístico-a, rel. a un todo o unidad.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

holistic

adj holístico, integral
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