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NOUN (1)

1. making decisions on the basis of what seems best instead of following some single doctrine or style;
[syn: eclecticism, eclectic method]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Eclecticism \Ec*lec"ti*cism\, n. [Cf. F. ['e]clecticisme. Cf. Electicism.] Theory or practice of an eclectic. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

eclecticism n 1: making decisions on the basis of what seems best instead of following some single doctrine or style [syn: eclecticism, eclectic method]