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e·clec·tic

 (ĭ-klĕk′tĭk)
adj.
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).
n.
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.]

e·clec′ti·cal·ly adv.

eclectic

(ɪˈklɛktɪk; ɛˈklɛk-)
adj
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
n
a person who favours an eclectic approach, esp in art or philosophy
[C17: from Greek eklektikos, from eklegein to select, from legein to gather]
ecˈlectically adv

ec•lec•tic

(ɪˈklɛk tɪk)

adj.
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]
ec•lec′ti•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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"

eclectic

Translations

eclectic

[ɪˈklektɪk] ADJ & Necléctico/a m/f

eclectic

[ɪˈklɛktɪk] adj (= diverse) [collection] → hétéroclite; [tastes] → éclectique

eclectic

adjeklektisch

eclectic

[ɪˈklɛktɪk] adjeclettico/a
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