Definitions for eclecticɪˈklɛk tɪk; ɪˈklɛk tə sɪst
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ec•lec•ticɪˈklɛk tɪk; ɪˈklɛk tə sɪst(adj.)
selecting or choosing from various systems, methodologies, etc.; not following any one system.
made up of elements selected from various sources:
an eclectic philosophy.
Origin of eclectic:
1675–85; < Gk eklektikós selective =eklekt(ós) chosen (v. adj. of eklégein to single out =ek- ec - +légein to choose) +-ikos -ic
someone who selects according to the eclectic method
selecting what seems best of various styles or ideas
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
an eclectic mix of music
Someone who selects according to the eclectic method.
Selecting a mixture of what appear to be best of various doctrines, methods or styles.
Unrelated and unspecialized; heterogeneous.
Origin: From éclectique, from ἐκλεκτικός, from ἐκλέγω, from ἐκ + λέγω.
selecting; choosing (what is true or excellent in doctrines, opinions, etc.) from various sources or systems; as, an eclectic philosopher
consisting, or made up, of what is chosen or selected; as, an eclectic method; an eclectic magazine
one who follows an eclectic method