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- eclectick (obsolete)
Cognate to elect.
- Selecting a mixture of what appears to be best of various doctrines, methods or styles.
- 1893, John Robson, Hinduism and its Relations to Christianity, pages 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.
- Unrelated and unspecialized; heterogeneous.
- 1983, Peter J. Wilson, Man, the Promising Primate: The Conditions of Human Evolution, page 140:
- All members of the Hominoidea, apes and man, show an eclectic taste in food but select, from a wide range of possibilities, only a few to provide the bulk of their diet.
- 2006, W. Frederick Zimmerman, Should Barack Obama Be President?, page 153:
- Colvin said Obama has an eclectic taste in music, listening to everything from Indonesian flute music to OutKast to Motown.
- 2018 September 26, Drachinifel, 2:30 from the start, in The Battle of Lissa - Special, archived from the original on 9 August 2023:
- The Austrians concentrated their entire armored formation into the 1st Division; the 2nd Division consisted solely of the wooden ship of the line Kaiser, looking incredibly out of place in a battle of ironclads, along with five frigates; and the 3rd Division had an eclectic collection of smaller gunboats and armed merchantmen.
- (selecting a mixture of doctrines): exclusive, homogeneous, orthodox, standard, uniform; see also Thesaurus:homogeneous
selecting a mixture of what appear to be best of various doctrines, methods or styles
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eclectic (plural eclectics)
- Someone who selects according to the eclectic method.
one who selects by the eclectic method
Declension of eclectic