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{adj: holistic} emphasizing the organic or functional relation between parts and the whole
<-> atomistic



{n: allometry} the study of the relative growth of a part of an organism in relation to the growth of the whole

{n: composition, composing} the spatial property resulting from the arrangement of parts in relation to each other and to the whole
"harmonious composition is essential in a serious work of art"

{n: holism, holistic theory} 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"
<-> atomism

{n: holonymy, whole to part relation} the semantic relation that holds between a whole and its parts

{n: meronymy, part to whole relation} the semantic relation that holds between a part and the whole

{n: proportion, proportionality, balance} harmonious arrangement or relation of parts or elements within a whole (as in a design)
"in all perfectly beautiful objects there is found the opposition of one part to another and a reciprocal balance"- John Ruskin

{n: stoichiometry} (chemistry) the relation between the quantities of substances that take part in a reaction or form a compound (typically a ratio of whole integers)


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