Meaning of holism
Pronunciation: (hō'liz-um), [key]
— n. Philos.
- the theory that whole entities, as fundamental components of reality, have an existence other than as the mere sum of their parts. Cf. organicism (def. 1).
- care of the entire patient in all aspects.
- any psychologic system postulating that the human mind must be studied as a unit rather than as a sum of its individual parts.
- holism (Thesaurus)