Literally meaning: “entire”
Origin: Anc Greek
ὅλος/holos(=whole, all, entire)
The noun “holism” was coined by the South African statesman Jan Smuts in his book, Holism and Evolution. Smuts defined holism as “The tendency in nature to form wholes that are greater than the sum of the pats through creative evolution”.
Jan C. Smuts, 1926 Holism and Evolution MacMillan, Compass/Viking Press 1961, reprinted Sierra Sunrise 1999 (milly edited) ISBN1-887263-14-4
Holistic is any system which is considered as whole and not in separate parts such as holistic health in which includes any mental physical emotional and spiritual aspects.