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Meaning of ECLECTIC

Pronunciation:  i'klektik

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  someone who selects according to the eclectic method
  2. [adj]  selecting what seems best of various styles or ideas
 

ECLECTIC is a 8 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: discriminating, eclecticist
 
 See Also: philosopher

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Ec*lec"tic\, a. [Gr. ?, fr. ? to pick out, choose out:
    cf. F. ['e]clectique. See {Eclogue}, and cf. {Elect}.]
    1. Selecting; choosing (what is true or excellent in
       doctrines, opinions, etc.) from various sources or
       systems; as, an eclectic philosopher.
    
    2. Consisting, or made up, of what is chosen or selected; as,
       an eclectic method; an eclectic magazine.
    
    {Eclectic physician}, one of a class of practitioners of
       medicine, who select their modes of practice and medicines
       from all schools; formerly, sometimes the same as botanic
       physician. [U.S.]
    
    {Eclectic school}. (Paint.) See {Bolognese school}, under
       {Bolognese}.
    
    
  2. \Ec*lec"tic\, n.
    One who follows an eclectic method.
    
    
 
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