WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
ec•lec•tic /ɪˈklɛktɪk/USA pronunciation adj. 

    selecting or made up of elements from various sources:an eclectic philosophy.
ec•lec•ti•cism /ɪˈklɛktɪˌsɪzəm/USA pronunciationn. [uncountable]

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eclectic /ɪˈklɛktɪk ɛˈklɛk-/ adj
  1. (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
  1. a person who favours an eclectic approach, esp in art or philosophy
Etymology: 17th Century: from Greek eklektikos, from eklegein to select, from legein to gather

ecˈlectically adv

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