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eclectic

adjective uk   /ɪˈklek.tɪk/ formal us  
Methods, beliefs, ideas, etc. that are eclectic combine whatever seem the best or most useful things from many different areas or systems, rather than following a single system: an eclectic style/approach an eclectic taste in literatureConnecting and combiningVariety and mixturesMixing and mixtures
eclectically
adverb uk   /-tɪ.kəl.i/ us  
eclecticism
noun [U] uk   /-tɪ.sɪ.zəm/ us  
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