HyperDic: holistic_theory

English > 1 sense of the expression holistic theory:
NOUNcognitionholistic theory, holismthe theory that the parts of any whole cannot exist and cannot be understood except in their relation to the whole
English > holistic theory: 1 sense > noun 1, cognition
MeaningThe theory that the parts of any whole cannot exist and cannot be understood except in their relation to the whole.
Example "holistic theory has been applied to ecology and language and mental states"
Synonymholism
Category ofGestalt psychology, configurationism(psychology) a theory of psychology that emphasizes the importance of configurational properties
organicismtheory that the total organization of an organism rather than the functioning of individual organs is the determinant of life processes
BroadertheoryA well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world
Oppositeatomism, atomic theory, atomist theory, atomistic theory(chemistry) any theory in which all matter is composed of tiny discrete finite indivisible indestructible particles
Spanishholismo
Catalanholisme

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