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"eclectic" in British English

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eclecticadjective

uk   us   /ɪˈklek.tɪk/ formal
eclectically
adverb uk   us   /-tɪ.kəl.i/
eclecticism
noun [U] uk   us   /-tɪ.sɪ.zəm/
(Definition of eclectic from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"eclectic" in American English

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eclecticadjective

 us   /ɪˈklek·tɪk, ekˈlek-/
consisting of different ​types, ​methods, ​styles, etc.: It was an eclectic ​mix of ​ourethnicfoods and ​traditionalThanksgivingfood.
(Definition of eclectic from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"eclectic" in Business English

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eclecticadjective

uk   us   /ekˈlektɪk/
including many different ​styles or ​methods: Pilard, who takes an eclectic ​approach to ​identifyingcheapstocks, ​invests in ​small and ​midsizecompanies, as well as large ones.
(Definition of eclectic from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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