# What does it mean to say the whole is greater than the sum of its parts?

## What does it mean to say the whole is greater than the sum of its parts?

Definition of greater/better/more than the sum of its parts —used to say that something is better or more effective as a team, combination, etc., than would be expected when looking at the different parts that form it The team lacks standout players, but it has proved to be greater than the sum of its parts.

## Who said the whole is greater than the sum of the parts?

Aristotle

“The whole is greater than the sum of the parts.” A phrase attributed to Aristotle and misquoted by those seeking to understand one of the most mysterious properties of a system: Emergence.

**What is sum of its parts?**

Filters. (idiomatic) A concept in holism. Related to the idea that the total effectiveness of a group of things each interacting with one another is different or greater than their effectiveness when acting in isolation from one another.

### Which philosopher said the whole is more than the sum of its parts?

The whole is more than the sum of its parts: Aristotle, metaphysical.

### Where are the parts in the sum of the whole?

Do you like this video? The Parts in the Sum of the Whole is the sixteenth episode of the fifth season of Bones, and the 100th episode of the series overall. Booth and Bones walk to the office carrying manuscripts of Sweets’ book. They talk about how Sweets has his facts wrong.

**How many episodes are there in the sum of the whole?**

Directed by. David Boreanaz. The Parts in the Sum of the Whole is the sixteenth episode of the fifth season of Bones, and the 100th episode of the series overall.

## Who are the characters in the sum of the whole?

The episode will give a new perspective on Booth and Brennan’s relationship, and will also give viewers the chance to see Zack Addy again, and Cam Saroyan as a New York Coroner. Booth and Bones walk to the office carrying manuscripts of Sweets’ book.

## Which is greater the sum or the whole?

The system/ the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. A system is a bounded whole entity which is different from the sum of its parts. This difference emerges as a property which results from the way the component parts interact with one another.