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

     

    holistically

     adverb
    adverb
    BrE BrE//həʊˈlɪstɪkli//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//hoʊˈlɪstɪkli//
     
     
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  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.