eclecticism


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e·clec·ti·cism

 (ĭ-klĕk′tə-sĭz′əm)
n.
An eclectic system or method.

eclecticism

(ɪˈklɛktɪˌsɪzəm; ɛˈklɛk-)
n
1. an eclectic system or method
2. the use or advocacy of such a system

ec•lec•ti•cism

(ɪˈklɛk təˌsɪz əm)

n.
1. the use or advocacy of an eclectic method.
2. an eclectic method or movement.
[1825–35]

eclecticism

1. the use or advocacy of a method involving the selection of doctrines from various systems and their combination into a unified system of ideas.
2. such a system. — eclectic, n., adj.
See also: Philosophy
a style that intermixes features borrowed from other artists or differing schools; applied especially when the result is unsuccessful. — eclecticist, n.
See also: Art
an international movement, most in vogue from 1820 until about 1930, characterized by almost total freedom of choice among historical styles of both overall composition and decoration in the design of public buildings, the freedom tempered by the intended use or location of the building.
See also: Architecture
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eclecticism - making decisions on the basis of what seems best instead of following some single doctrine or style
deciding, decision making - the cognitive process of reaching a decision; "a good executive must be good at decision making"
Translations

eclecticism

[ɪˈklektɪsɪzəm] Neclecticismo m

eclecticism

[ɪˈklɛktɪsɪzəm] néclectisme m

eclecticism

eclecticism

[ɪˈklɛktɪsɪzm] neclettismo
References in classic literature ?
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What is a man but a finer and compacter landscape than the horizon figures,-- nature's eclecticism? and what is his speech, his love of painting, love of nature, but a still finer success, --all the weary miles and tons of space and bulk left out, and the spirit or moral of it contracted into a musical word, or the most cunning stroke of the pencil?
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