Definition of holistically adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//həʊˈlɪstɪkli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//hoʊˈlɪstɪkli//
    jump to other results
  1. 1(informal) in a way that considers a whole thing or being to be more than a collection of parts We have to tackle the issues holistically.
  2. 2(medical) in a way that treats the whole person rather than just the symptoms (= effects) of a disease Physicians have come to understand the importance of treating patients holistically.