• IPA: /ɛkˈlɛk.tɪk/, /ɪˈklɛk.tɪk/


  1. Selecting a mixture of what appears to be best of various doctrines, methods or styles.
    • 1893, John Robson, Hinduism and its Relations to Christianity, page 211, 214
      Chunder Sen and the Progressive Brahmists broke entirely with Hinduism...and he selected from the scriptures of all creeds what seemed best in them for instruction and for worship. […] It is an eclectic religion: it seeks to select what is good from all religions, and it has become the latest evidence that no eclectic religion can ever influence large numbers of men.
  2. Unrelated and unspecialized; heterogeneous.
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eclectic (plural eclectics)

  1. Someone who selects according to the eclectic method.

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