- The definition of holistic is relating to the idea that things should be studied as a whole and not just as a sum of their parts.
An example of holistic is health care that focuses on the health of the entire body and mind and not just parts of the body.
holistic definition by Webster's New World
- of or relating to holism
- of, concerned with, or dealing with wholes or integrated systems rather than with their parts: holistic health care
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- holistically adverb
holistic definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Of or relating to holism.
- 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·lisˈti·cal·ly adverb