eclectic ADJECTIVE deriving ideas or style from a broad and varied range of sources.
NOUN an eclectic person.
DERIVATIVES eclectically adverb eclecticism noun.
ORIGIN Greek eklektikos, from eklegein 'pick out' .

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  • Eclectically — Ec*lec tic*al*ly, adv. In an eclectic manner; by an eclectic method. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • eclectically — adverb see eclectic I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • eclectically — See eclectic. * * * …   Universalium

  • eclectically — adverb in an eclectic manner …   Wiktionary

  • eclectically — adv. in an eclectic manner, comprehensively, diversely …   English contemporary dictionary

  • eclectically — ec·lec·ti·cal·ly …   English syllables

  • eclectically — See: eclectic …   English dictionary

  • eclectically — adverb see eclectic I …   Useful english dictionary

  • eclectic — eclectically, adv. /i klek tik/, adj. 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… …   Universalium

  • eclectic — I. adjective Etymology: Greek eklektikos, from eklegein to select, from ex out + legein to gather more at legend Date: 1683 1. selecting what appears to be best in various doctrines, methods, or styles 2. composed of elements drawn from various… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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