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Definition of eclectic adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

eclectic

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//ɪˈklɛktɪk//
 
(formal)
 
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not following one style or set of ideas but choosing from or using a wide variety She has very eclectic tastes in literature. His house is an eclectic mixture of the antique and the modern.
eclectically
 
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NAmE//ɪˈklɛktɪkli//
 
adverb Her work draws eclectically on psychoanalysis and mythology.
eclecticism
 
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NAmE//ɪˈklɛktəˌsɪzəm//
 
noun [uncountable] Critics praised the originality and eclecticism of her work.
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