Definition of Holistic theory
1. Noun. The theory that the parts of any whole cannot exist and cannot be understood except in their relation to the whole. "Holistic theory has been applied to ecology and language and mental states"
Generic synonyms: Theory
Examples of category: Organicism, Configurationism, Gestalt Psychology
Derivative terms: Holistic
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Literary usage of Holistic theory
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1. Alternative Medicine: Expanding Medical Horizons by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"Matrix and matrix regulation: Basis for a holistic theory in medicine. Haug International, Brussels. Prudden, JF 1985. The treatment of human cancer with ..."
2. Ethical and Spiritual Dimensions of Social Progress by United Nations (1995)
"It will be a great stec forward if society could begin to move from a reductionistic theory of development to a more holistic theory, and to address ..."
3. Innovative Networks: Co-Operation in National Innovation Systems by OECD Proceedings, Oecd, (Paris) Organisation for Economic Co-ope (2001)
"This chapter will make an attempt to provide a more holistic theory of economic organisation that takes these organisational determinants more seriously. ..."