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Princeton's WordNet

  1. holism, holistic theory(noun)

    the theory that the parts of any whole cannot exist and cannot be understood except in their relation to the whole

    "holism holds that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts"; "holistic theory has been applied to ecology and language and mental states"

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  1. holism(Noun)

    A theory or belief that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.

  2. holism(Noun)

    A practice based on such theory or belief.

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  1. Holism

    Holism, is the idea that natural systems and their properties, should be viewed as wholes, not as collections of parts. This often includes the view that systems somehow function as wholes and that their functioning cannot be fully understood solely in terms of their component parts. Reductionism is often viewed as the opposite of holism. Reductionism in science says that a complex system can be explained by reduction to its fundamental parts. For example, the processes of biology are reducible to chemistry and the laws of chemistry are explained by physics. Social scientist and physician Nicholas A. Christakis explains that "for the last few centuries, the Cartesian project in science has been attempting to break matter down into ever smaller bits, in the pursuit of understanding. And this works, to some extent... but putting things back together in order to understand them is harder, and typically comes later in the development of a scientist or in the development of science."

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of holism in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of holism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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