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"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 our ethnic foods and traditional Thanksgiving food.
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"eclectic" in British English

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eclecticadjective

uk   /ekˈlek.tɪk/  us   /ekˈlek.tɪk/ formal
eclectically
adverb uk   /ekˈlek.tɪ.kəl.i/  us   /ekˈlek.tɪ.kəl.i/
eclecticism
noun [U] uk   /ekˈlek.tɪ.sɪ.zəm/  us   /ekˈlek.tɪ.sɪ.zəm/
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"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 identifying cheap stocks, invests in small and midsize companies, as well as large ones.
(Definition of eclectic from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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