Definitions for eclecticɪˈklɛk tɪk; ɪˈklɛk tə sɪst

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. eclectic, eclecticist(adj)

    someone who selects according to the eclectic method

  2. eclectic(adj)

    selecting what seems best of various styles or ideas

Wiktionary

  1. eclectic(Noun)

    Someone who selects according to the eclectic method.

  2. eclectic(Adjective)

    Selecting a mixture of what appear to be best of various doctrines, methods or styles.

  3. eclectic(Adjective)

    Unrelated and unspecialized; heterogeneous.

  4. Origin: From éclectique, from ἐκλεκτικός, from ἐκλέγω, from ἐκ + λέγω.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Eclectic(adj)

    selecting; choosing (what is true or excellent in doctrines, opinions, etc.) from various sources or systems; as, an eclectic philosopher

  2. Eclectic(adj)

    consisting, or made up, of what is chosen or selected; as, an eclectic method; an eclectic magazine

  3. Eclectic(noun)

    one who follows an eclectic method

  4. Origin: [Gr. , fr. to pick out, choose out: cf. F. clectique. See Eclogue, and cf. Elect.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Eclectic

    ek-lek′tik, adj. selecting or borrowing: choosing the best out of everything: broad, the opposite of exclusive.—n. one who selects opinions from different systems, esp. in philosophy.—adv. Eclec′tically.—n. Eclec′ticism, the practice of an eclectic: the doctrine of the Eclec′tics, a name applied to certain Greek thinkers in the 2d and 1st centuries B.C., later to Leibnitz and Cousin. [Gr. eklektikosek, out, legein, to choose.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of eclectic in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of eclectic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Tommaso Aquilano:

    Now fashion has to be very eclectic, heterogeneous, we now need clothes that can be used in between autumn/winter and spring/summer.

  2. Noel Gallagher:

    The style of this record is different from the style of the previous record because I'm producing it this time and I've got a more eclectic feel, I suppose.

  3. Paulette Miller:

    I don't think any parent wouldn't worry, but fear shouldn't control our lives, i'm just so proud of these guys being willing to do this. We've got such an eclectic group of individuals. They're a special group to me.

  4. Darren Julien:

    It's really an eclectic auction of a lot of items from Britney Spears, Michael Jackson, Madonna, so many items to choose from pop culture history, we anticipate the entire auction could bring in somewhere between 2 and 4 million dollars.

  5. Ross Urwin:

    China's design aesthetic is evolving at such an accelerated rate and one of the key motivations is the desire for the expression of individuality, within the lifestyle and design sector, this is being achieved by combining contemporary, mid-century and classic furniture with limited edition pieces to create an eclectic, personalized interior environment.

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