made up of what is selected from different sources.
Philosophynot following any one system, as of philosophy, medicine, etc., but selecting and using what are considered the best elements of all systems.
Architecturenoting 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.
n.Also, ec•lec•ti•cist(i klek′tə sist).USA pronunciation a person who follows an eclectic method, as in philosophy or architecture.ec•lec′ti•cal•ly,adv.
Greek eklektikós selective, equivalent. to eklekt(ós) chosen, select (eklég(ein) to pick out + -tos past participle suffix; see ec-) + -ikos -ic