Meaning of holistically in English:


Pronunciation /hɒˈlɪstɪkli/ /həʊˈlɪstɪkli/


  • 1Philosophy
    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. 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’