In a way that is characterized by the belief that the parts of something are intimately interconnected and explicable only by reference to the whole.
- ‘the damage caused by unethical behaviour needs to be examined holistically’
- 1.1Medicine In a way that treats the whole person, taking into account mental and social factors, rather than just the symptoms of a disease.
- ‘he has been treated holistically for a heart murmur’
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