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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. someone who selects according to the eclectic method;
[syn: eclectic, eclecticist]


1. selecting what seems best of various styles or ideas;

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Eclectic \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. [1913 Webster] 2. Consisting, or made up, of what is chosen or selected; as, an eclectic method; an eclectic magazine. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Eclectic \Ec*lec"tic\, n. One who follows an eclectic method. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

eclectic adj 1: selecting what seems best of various styles or ideas n 1: someone who selects according to the eclectic method [syn: eclectic, eclecticist]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

126 Moby Thesaurus words for "eclectic": Cyrenaic, Eleatic, Epicurean, Megarian, Stoic, adoptive, amalgamated, ambiguous, ambivalent, amphibious, animist, animistic, appointive, assimilated, assorted, atomistic, blended, broad, catholic, choosing, choosy, combinative, combinatory, combined, complex, composite, compound, compounded, comprehensive, conglomerate, conjoint, conjugate, conjunctive, connective, consolidated, constituent, cosmotheistic, dappled, derived, discerning, discriminating, diverse, diversified, elective, electoral, empirical, equivocal, eudaemonistic, existential, fastidious, fifty-fifty, finicky, fused, fussy, half-and-half, hedonic, hedonist, hedonistic, heterogeneous, humanist, humanistic, idealistic, inclusive, incorporated, indiscriminate, instrumentalist, integrated, intricate, ironic, joined, joint, jumbled, many-sided, materialistic, mechanistic, medley, merged, metaphysical, mingled, miscellaneous, mixed, monistic, motley, multifaceted, multifarious, multiform, multinational, multiracial, naturalistic, nominalist, one, panlogistical, pantheistic, particular, patchy, picky, pluralistic, positivist, positivistic, pragmatic, pragmatist, promiscuous, rationalistic, realist, realistic, scholastic, scrambled, select, selecting, selective, sensationalistic, syncretic, syncretistic, syncretized, synthesized, theistic, thrown together, transcendentalist, transcendentalistic, united, unoriginal, utilitarian, varied, vitalistic, voluntarist, voluntaristic
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Eclectic, AL -- U.S. town in Alabama Population (2000): 1037 Housing Units (2000): 459 Land area (2000): 4.238691 sq. miles (10.978158 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.045591 sq. miles (0.118081 sq. km) Total area (2000): 4.284282 sq. miles (11.096239 sq. km) FIPS code: 22816 Located within: Alabama (AL), FIPS 01 Location: 32.641285 N, 86.038571 W ZIP Codes (1990): 36024 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Eclectic, AL Eclectic