June 4, 2008

e·clec·tic [ i kléktik ] adjective


1. varied: made up of parts from various sources
an eclectic collection of paintings

2. choosing from various sources: choosing what is best or preferred from a variety of sources or styles
an eclectic taste in music

[Late 17th century. < Greek eklektikos "picking out, selecting" < eklegein "pick out" < legein "choose"]

e·clec·tic noun
e·clec·ti·cal·ly adverb

Definition courtesy of MSN

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