eclecticism

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noun eclec·ti·cism \i-ˈklek-tə-ˌsi-zəm, e-\

Definition of eclecticism

  1. :  the theory or practice of an eclectic method

First Known Use of eclecticism

1798


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eclecticism

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noun eclec·ti·cism \-ˈklek-tə-ˌsiz-əm\

Medical Definition of eclecticism

  1. 1:  a theory or practice (as of medicine or psychotherapy) that combines doctrines or methods (as therapeutic procedures) from diverse sources

  2. 2:  a system of medicine once popular in the United States that depended on plant remedies


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