Eclectic school
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]


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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Eclectic physician — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • eclectic — adj. & n. adj. 1 deriving ideas, tastes, style, etc., from various sources. 2 Philos. & Art selecting one s beliefs etc. from various sources; attached to no particular school of philosophy. n. 1 an eclectic person. 2 a person who subscribes to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Eclectic medicine — was a branch of American medicine which made use of botanical remedies along with other substances and physical therapy practices, popular in the latter half of the 19th and first half of the 20th centuries. The term was coined by Constantine… …   Wikipedia

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  • school — Synonyms and related words: American, Art Nouveau, Ashcan school, Barbizon, Bauhaus, Bolognese, British, Cobra, Dutch, Flemish, Fontainebleau, French, Italian, Mannerist, Milanese, Modenese, Momentum, Neapolitan, New York, Paduan, Parisian,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • eclectic practice of medicine — An unusual and perhaps eccentric system of treating human maladies; selecting methods of treatment from various sources of learning rather than following one school. Bradbury v Bardin, 34 Conn 453 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Bolognese school — Bolognese Bo*lo gnese , a. Of or pertaining to Bologna. n. A native of Bologna. [1913 Webster] {Bolognese school} (Paint.), a school of painting founded by the Carracci, otherwise called the Lombard or Eclectic school, the object of which was to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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