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1. Selecting or employing individual elements from a variety of sources, systems, or styles: an eclectic taste in music; an eclectic approach to managing the economy.
2. Made up of or combining elements from a variety of sources: "a popular bar patronized by an eclectic collection of artists, writers, secretaries and aging soldiers on reserve duty" (Curtis Wilkie).
One that follows an eclectic method.
[Greek eklektikos, selective, from eklektos, selected, from eklegein, to select : ek-, out; see ecto- + legein, to gather; see leg- in Indo-European roots.]
1. (Art Terms) (in art, philosophy, etc) selecting what seems best from various styles, doctrines, ideas, methods, etc
2. composed of elements drawn from a variety of sources, styles, etc
a person who favours an eclectic approach, esp in art or philosophy
[C17: from Greek eklektikos, from eklegein to select, from legein to gather]
1. selecting or choosing from various systems, methodologies, etc.; not following any one system.
2. made up of elements selected from various sources: an eclectic philosophy.n.
3. Also, ec•lec•ti•cist (ɪˈklɛk tə sɪst) a person who follows an eclectic method or mode.
[1675–85; < Greek eklektikós selective =eklekt(ós) chosen (v. adj. of eklégein to single out =ek- ec- + légein to choose) + -ikos -ic]
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|Noun||1.||eclectic - someone who selects according to the eclectic method|
philosopher - a specialist in philosophy
|Adj.||1.||eclectic - selecting what seems best of various styles or ideas|
discriminating - showing or indicating careful judgment and discernment especially in matters of taste; "the discriminating eye of the connoisseur"