From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishholisticho‧lis‧tic /həʊˈlɪstɪk $ hoʊ-/ adjective 1 RPconsidering a person or thing as a whole, rather than as separate parts a holistic approach to design2 holistic medicine/treatment/healing etcholistically /-kli/ adverb
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holisticA recent Governing magazine article about at-risk youth illustrated the importance of a holistic approach.Consider the extent to which the approach can be said to be atomistic or holistic, bottom-up or top-down.In the centre, we record part of my daily routine for self-help holistic medicine which includes pectoral muscle exercises.This principle plays on the holistic nature of systems.That can not be promised here, though a holistic perspective is taken on literary stylistics in addressing science fiction.Also it promotes that holistic sense of the whole of life's experience being brought into harmony, including the discords.As another example of its long-standing holistic view of quality management, Motorola has extended this same focus to its non-manufacturing areas.Customer-driven systems also allow individuals to meet their needs in a holistic way, without applying to half a dozen different programs.
Origin holistic (1900-2000) Greek holos whole