- Wholism, another spelling of holism, is defined as an idea that different parts are all interconnected and cannot be understood without understanding the entire whole.
- An example of wholism is when a scientist is studying an ecosystem and believes he has to study the environment, animals and plants as a cohesive unit rather than studying different parts or species individually.
- An example of wholism is when you go to a medical practitioner because you have headaches the practitioner helps you to work on your diet, exercise, stress levels and sleeping habits.
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- wholistic adjective
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