someone who selects according to the eclectic method
selecting what seems best of various styles or ideas
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
Origin: [Gr. , fr. to pick out, choose out: cf. F. clectique. See Eclogue, and cf. Elect.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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. eklektikos—ek, out, legein, to choose.]
The numerical value of eclectic in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of eclectic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Now fashion has to be very eclectic, heterogeneous, we now need clothes that can be used in between autumn/winter and spring/summer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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- eclècticCatalan, Valencian
- eklektisk, eklektikerDanish
- disparatado, heteróclito, heterogéneo, eclécticoSpanish
- از هر جا گزینندهPersian
- monivivahteinen, monenkirjava, eklektinen, eklektikko, valikoivaFinnish
- hétéroclite, hétérogène, de bric et de broc, disparate, éclectiqueFrench
- poliedrico, eterogeneo, eclettico, heteroclitico, disparato, versatileItalian
- еклектичар, разновиден, еклектиченMacedonian
- eclecticus, uiteenlopend, eclectischDutch
- разнородный, эклектик, эклектичныйRussian
- eklektik, еклектикSerbo-Croatian
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