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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An eclectic system or method.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The quality of being eclectic
  • n. An approach to thought that draws upon multiple theories to gain complementary insights into phenomena
  • n. Any form of art that borrows from multiple other styles

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Theory or practice of an eclectic.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The method of the eclectics, or a system, as of philosophy, medicine, etc., made up of selections from various systems.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. making decisions on the basis of what seems best instead of following some single doctrine or style

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