I. adjective Etymology: Greek eklektikos, from eklegein to select, from ex- out + legein to gather — more at legend Date: 1683 1. selecting what appears to be best in various doctrines, methods, or styles 2. composed of elements drawn from various sources; also heterogeneouseclectically adverb II. noun Date: 1817 one who uses an eclectic method or approach

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