eclectic


eclectic
eclectic [ek lek′tik]
adj.
[Gr eklektikos < eklegein, to select < ek-, out + legein, to choose, pick: see LOGIC]
1. selecting from various systems, doctrines, or sources
2. composed of material gathered from various sources, systems, etc.
n.
a person who uses eclectic methods in philosophy, science, or art
eclectically
adv.

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