Whole vs. Holistic

Whole vs. Holistic — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Whole and Holistic

Wholeadjective

Containing all components; complete

the whole series of novels.

Holisticadjective

Of or relating to holism.

Wholeadjective

Not divided or disjoined; in one unit

a whole loaf.

Holisticadjective

Emphasizing the importance of the whole and the interdependence of its parts.

Wholeadjective

Constituting the full amount, extent, or duration

The baby cried the whole trip home.

Holisticadjective

Concerned with wholes rather than analysis or separation into parts

holistic medicine.holistic ecology.
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Wholeadjective

Not wounded, injured, or impaired; sound or unhurt

Many escaped the fire frightened but whole.

Holisticadjective

Related to holism.

Wholeadjective

Having been restored; healed

After the treatment he felt whole.

Holisticadjective

Relating to a study of the whole instead of a separation into parts.

Wholeadjective

Having the same parents

a whole sister.

Holisticadjective

emphasizing the organic or functional relation between parts and the whole

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Wholenoun

A number, group, set, or thing lacking no part or element; a complete thing.

Wholenoun

An entity or system made up of interrelated parts

The value of the whole was greater than the sum of its parts.

Wholeadverb

Entirely; wholly

a whole new idea.

Wholeadjective

Entire.

I ate a whole fish.

Wholeadjective

Sound, uninjured, healthy.

He is of whole mind, but the same cannot be said about his physical state.

Wholeadjective

(of food) From which none of its constituents has been removed.

whole wheat;whole milk

Wholeadverb

(colloquial) In entirety; entirely; wholly.

I ate a fish whole!

Wholenoun

Something complete, without any parts missing.

This variety of fascinating details didn't fall together into an enjoyable, coherent whole.

Wholenoun

An entirety.

Wholenoun

all of something including all its component elements or parts;

Europe considered as a wholethe whole of American literature

Wholenoun

an assemblage of parts that is regarded as a single entity;

how big is that part compared to the whole?the team is a unit

Wholeadjective

including all components without exception; being one unit or constituting the full amount or extent or duration; complete;

gave his whole attentiona whole wardrobe for the tropicsthe whole hoga whole weekthe baby cried the whole trip homea whole loaf of bread

Wholeadjective

(of siblings) having the same parents;

whole brothers and sisters

Wholeadjective

exhibiting or restored to vigorous good health;

hale and heartywhole in mind and bodya whole person again

Wholeadverb

to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly');

he was wholly convincedentirely satisfied with the mealit was completely different from what we expectedwas completely at faulta totally new situationthe directions were all wrongit was not altogether her faultan altogether new approacha whole new idea