Eclectic (adjective, noun)
1. selecting or choosing from various sources.
2. made up of what is selected from different sources.
3. not following any one system, as of philosophy, medicine, etc., but selecting and using what are considered the best elements of all systems.
4. noting or pertaining to works of architecture, decoration, landscaping, etc., produced by a certain person or during a certain period, that derive from a wide range of historic styles, the style in each instance often being chosen for its fancied appropriateness to local tradition, local geography, the purpose to be served, or the cultural background of the client.
5. Also, eclecticist. a person who follows an eclectic method, as in philosophy or architecture.
non·ec·lec·tic, adjective, noun
broad, diverse, varied, wide-ranging, catholic, universal, liberal, assorted, heterogeneous, inclusive, mixed, multifarious, selective, dilettantish, diversified, many-sided, multiform, all-embracing
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Origin: 1675–85; < Greek eklektikós selective, equivalent to eklekt ( ós ) chosen, select ( eklég ( ein ) to pick out + -tos past participle suffix; see ec-) + -ikos -ic
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I think this is just much more natural and eclectic than a lot of films.
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But these days, Starbucks features an eclectic mix of music with a very heavy dose of jazz.
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Forty-eight works from 37 artists, including 18 women, are on display, and the selection is eclectic.
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He also posted the tips videos on YouTube, where his eclectic likes suggest the very opposite of a narrow-minded fanatic.
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They also attest to a constant in his eclectic artistic career: his long-standing relationship and work with the ICA.
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The gourmets of the Eclectic Club ceased to drink champagne for a while, and the grumblers gave committee and secretary a rest.
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Morris Perlmutter's front parlor represented an eclectic taste, and the fine arts had been liberally patronized in its decoration.
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On the other hand, and it is well to dwell upon this in order to grasp his personality, Grme was far from being an eclectic.
While they represent the homeopathic and eclectic schools, yet the regulars are largely in the majority.
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Hinduism: With one of the highest number of followers (ca. 650 million), Hinduism is an eclectic religion.
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