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  • adj. Of or pertaining to eclecticism.
  • n. An exponent or advocate of eclecticism.

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

  • n. someone who selects according to the eclectic method


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  • But before you go gumming up the comments with triumphalist obituaries to serialism (that this confirmed eclecticist only leaves undeleted out of a combination of courtesy and laziness), it's worth considering Sondheim's career, one that never strayed from the ambitious path that Babbitt hints at.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • For over a decade, I've been hearing new music that gleefully jumps the lines between various schools and styles, and I've never been of the opinion that there are musical goals that are limited to one genre or vocabulary only — I'm a confirmed eclecticist.

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • And I don't want you to go thinking that we can expose and repudiate the revisionist and eclecticist historico-ideologues of the ruling classes just by arranging strikes and forming into unions, because the trade-unionist politics of the working class is nothing more than precisely a petit-bourgeois politics of the working class.

    Captain Corelli's Mandolin

  • Nneka: Speaking of soul, this German-Nigerian eclecticist has a singer-songwriter's flair for lyrical directness with a musical bounce that's inflected by hip-hop and reggae. Projo Local News

  • One of their most esteemed regular gigs is acting as the touring outfit for rediscovered '70s Bay Area R&B eccentric Darondo, though they've also accompanied U.K. soul sensation Alice Russell, Ubiquity Records' eclecticist Nino Moschella, and funk-steeped electronic up-and-comer Wallpaper.

    LA Weekly | Complete Issue

  • Surveying the north and through foreign waters for a moment before drifting west: rumor has it that wicked and weird Canadian eclecticist

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