holistic theory

holistic theory

noun
the theory that the parts of any whole cannot exist and cannot be understood except in their relation to the whole; "holism holds that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts"; "holistic theory has been applied to ecology and language and mental states" [syn: holism] [ant: atomic theory
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