Definition of eclectic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɪˈklektɪk//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈklektɪk//
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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. Word Originlate 17th cent. (as a term in philosophy): from Greek eklektikos, from eklegein ‘pick out’, from ek ‘out’ + legein ‘choose’.
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