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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [hoh-lis-tik]
    • /hoʊˈlɪs tɪk/
    • /həˈlɪs.tɪk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [hoh-lis-tik]
    • /hoʊˈlɪs tɪk/

Definitions of holistic word

  • adjective holistic incorporating the concept of holism, or the idea that the whole is more than merely the sum of its parts, in theory or practice: holistic psychology. 1
  • adjective holistic Medicine/Medical. identifying with principles of holism in a system of therapeutics, especially one considered outside the mainstream of scientific medicine, as naturopathy or chiropractic, and often involving nutritional measures: holistic medicine. 1
  • noun holistic Characterized by comprehension of the parts of something as intimately interconnected and explicable only by reference to the whole. 1
  • adjective holistic Holistic means based on the principles of holism. 0
  • adjective holistic of or relating to a doctrine of holism 0
  • adjective holistic of or relating to the medical consideration of the complete person, physically and psychologically, in the treatment of a disease 0

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Origin of holistic

First appearance:

before 1926
One of the 11% newest English words
First recorded in 1926; hol(ism) + -istic

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Parts of speech for Holistic


holistic popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 86% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for holistic

adj holistic

  • comprehensive — Something that is comprehensive includes everything that is needed or relevant.
  • integrated — combining or coordinating separate elements so as to provide a harmonious, interrelated whole: an integrated plot; an integrated course of study.
  • aggregate — An aggregate amount or score is made up of several smaller amounts or scores added together.
  • full — completely filled; containing all that can be held; filled to utmost capacity: a full cup.
  • total — constituting or comprising the whole; entire; whole: the total expenditure.

adjective holistic

  • all-inclusive — All-inclusive is used to indicate that a price, especially the price of a holiday, includes all the charges and all the services offered.
  • rounded — having a flat, circular surface, as a disk.
  • complete — You use complete to emphasize that something is as great in extent, degree, or amount as it possibly can be.
  • general — of or relating to all persons or things belonging to a group or category: a general meeting of the employees.
  • whole — comprising the full quantity, amount, extent, number, etc., without diminution or exception; entire, full, or total: He ate the whole pie. They ran the whole distance.

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