Go to 'thermo-' entry Go to 'dino-' entry Go to 'chondro-' entry Go to 'aero-' entry Go to '-logy' entry Go to 'thaumato-' entry Go to 'nano-' entry Go to '-sophy' entry Go to 'bucco-' entry Go to '-ism' entry Go to '-lysis' entry Go to 'galacto-' entry Go to '-anthropy' entry Go to 'pneumo-' entry Go to '-ploitation' entry Go to '-lithic' entry Go to '-sepalous' entry Go to 'onco-' entry Go to '-parous' entry Go to 'dermato-' entry Go to 'multi-' entry Go to 'dodeca-' entry Go to '-zoon' entry Go to 'vermi-' entry Go to 'crystallo-' entry Go to 'biblio-' entry Go to 'eco-' entry Go to 'juxta-' entry Go to 'facio-' entry
Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

hol(o)-

Whole or complete.

[Greek holos, whole.]

Though holocaust (Greek kaustos, burnt) literally means something entirely consumed by fire, it is usually applied to destruction or slaughter on a mass scale, particularly the mass murder of Jews and others under the German Nazi regime; holistic refers to the view that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, especially in medicine, where it refers to treatment of the whole person and their circumstances; a hologram is a three-dimensional image formed by the interference of light, so named because it captures the whole scene, including information about depth and position. A holograph is a manuscript entirely handwritten by its author.

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