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ho·lism

(hō'lizm),
1. The principle that an organism, or one of its actions, is not equal to merely the sum of its parts but must be perceived or studied as a whole.
2. The approach to the study of a psychological phenomenon through the analysis of a phenomenon as a complete entity in itself. Compare: atomism.
[G. holos, entire]

holism

/hol·ism/ (hōl´izm) the conception of man as a functioning whole.holis´tic

holism

(hō′lĭz′əm)
n.
1. The theory that living matter or reality is made up of organic or unified wholes that are greater than the simple sum of their parts.
2. A holistic investigation or system of treatment.

ho′list n.

holism

[hō′lizəm]
Etymology: Gk, holos, whole
a philosophical concept in which an entity is seen as more than the sum of its parts. Holism is prominent in current approaches to psychology; biology; nursing; medicine; and other scientific, sociological, and educational fields of study and practice. Also spelled wholism.

holism

Psychiatry An approach to the study of the individual in totality, rather than as an aggregate of separate physiologic, psychologic, and social characteristics

ho·lism

(hō'lizm)
1. Principle that an organism, or one of its actions, is not equal to merely the sum of its parts but must be perceived or studied as a whole.
2. The approach to the study of a psychological phenomenon through analysis as a complete entity in itself.
[G. holos, entire]

holism (hōˑ·li·zm),

n 1. the characteristic of being whole, complete, interconnected, indivisible, ordered. In medicine the concept is used to address the entire individual and context rather than focusing only on a part or diagnosis.
2. in biology, the concept according to which the sum of a phenomenon or system cannot be measured, reduced, or observed at the level below that of the entire system.
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You could say that, on this day, the Welsh clock has been well and truly turned back, the Holist spokesman added.
We like the half-complete so that was wholly in line with Holist thinking.
What I did see was one prominent Holist, full of hiccups and happiness, actually making it to the top of the hole before swaying dangerously and then falling back in again.
We were always nervous of those Richard Rogers ideas on glass and transparency, the Holist spokesman went on.
They were also asked to complete the Study Preferences Questionnaire (SPQ) to assess levels of holist or serialist bias.
The differences in learning behaviour exhibited by field-dependent and field-independent students in the present research fit conceptually well with two central features characteristic of holist and serialist learning approaches as originally identified by Pask (Entwistle, 1981; Pask, 1976a, 1976b, 1979; Pask & Scott, 1972).
Other studies investigating global and analytic learning styles in the form of holist and serialist biases have used non-linear environments (i.