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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Greek
Origin: eklektikos, from eklegein 'to choose'

eclectic

1 adjective
     
e‧clec‧tic1
including a mixture of many different things or people, especially so that you can use the best of all of them:
galleries with an eclectic range of styles and artists
an eclectic mixture of 18th and 19th century furniture
eclectically adverb
eclecticism noun [uncountable]

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