Definition of eclecticism
: the theory or practice of an eclectic method
Recent Examples of eclecticism from the Web
In some ways the eclecticism on display reminds me a lot of Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels, which is no bad thing.
His buoyant eclecticism and forward-looking pop virtuosity is about as American as anything can be.
San Fermin’s collective ardor reinvigorates familiar indie tropes: the analog eclecticism, the lavish harmonies, the songbird women, and the solemn men.
All of Systema Solar’s eclecticism has a point: Colombia, as much as any other country in the internet era, is aware and in touch, affecting, and affected by, every global crosscurrent: musical, technological, economic.
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First Known Use of eclecticism
Medical Definition of eclecticism
1: a theory or practice (as of medicine or psychotherapy) that combines doctrines or methods (as therapeutic procedures) from diverse sources
2: a system of medicine once popular in the United States that depended on plant remedies
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