holistic theory

Definitions of holistic theory
1

n 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”
Synonyms:
holism
Antonyms:
atomic theory, atomism, atomist theory, atomistic theory
(chemistry) any theory in which all matter is composed of tiny discrete finite indivisible indestructible particles
Type of:
theory
a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world; an organized system of accepted knowledge that applies in a variety of circumstances to explain a specific set of phenomena

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