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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to holism.
  • adjective Emphasizing the importance of the whole and the interdependence of its parts.
  • adjective Concerned with wholes rather than analysis or separation into parts.

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  • adjective related to holism
  • adjective Relating to a study of the whole instead of a separation into parts.

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  • adjective emphasizing the organic or functional relation between parts and the whole

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See holism.

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