What does eclectic mean?

Definitions for eclectic
ɪˈklɛk tɪk; ɪˈklɛk tə sɪsteclec·tic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. eclectic, eclecticistadjective

    someone who selects according to the eclectic method

  2. eclecticadjective

    selecting what seems best of various styles or ideas

Wiktionary

  1. eclecticnoun

    Someone who selects according to the eclectic method.

    Etymology: From éclectique, from ἐκλεκτικός, from ἐκλέγω, from ἐκ + λέγω.

  2. eclecticadjective

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

    Etymology: From éclectique, from ἐκλεκτικός, from ἐκλέγω, from ἐκ + λέγω.

  3. eclecticadjective

    Unrelated and unspecialized; heterogeneous.

    Etymology: From éclectique, from ἐκλεκτικός, from ἐκλέγω, from ἐκ + λέγω.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Eclecticadjective

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

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

  2. Eclecticadjective

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

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

  3. Eclecticnoun

    one who follows an eclectic method

    Etymology: [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.]

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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

Examples of eclectic in a Sentence

  1. Dave Chappelle:

    Even a guy like me that's just writing jokes, I have to listen more than I've ever had to listen'cause the gripes is coming so fast and furious. And I'm not dismissive of people's gripes. Might sound like it on stage, but I listen, as a president of a country that's as eclectic as ours.

  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. 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.

  4. Nicholas Chow:

    A lot of collectors in Asia are still consigned to one area of collecting, such as Chinese painting, and with 'Curiosity,' we're trying to promote a more eclectic style of collecting and encourage collectors to be more sensitive to antiquities, say, or African art.

  5. Peter Feigin:

    When’s the last time you were in Milwaukee ? Must be a while, i would love to personally give you a tour. Our eclectic and exciting neighborhoods, one of the best dining scenes in the country and our spectacular Lake Michigan waterfront, you ’ll experience it all. And not only is it easy to get to Milwaukee, it’s easy to get around. There’s a reason why people are moving to this gem of a city in record numbers.

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