Jargon of the Day: Holistic

Jargon: Holistic
Translation: I think holistic may not actually be jargon, since it’s used to mean what it actually means – whole or all-encompassing. People like to talk about a holistic approach to problem solving, which generally just means trying address multiple issues at the same time. Holistic always sounds like a junk word to me, though, like people just throw it in to sound important.