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ec·lec·tic

(ek-lek'tik),
Picking out from different sources what appears to be the best or most desirable.
[G. eklektikos, selecting, fr. ek, out, + lego, to select]

eclectic

[iklek′tik]
Etymology: Gk, eklektikos, selecting
pertaining to a therapy that selects, combines, and incorporates diverse techniques from several systems or theories into an integrated approach.

eclectic

Alternative medicine
adjective Referring to a style of practice of a person trained in any of the forms of Oriental medicine, including auricular acupuncture, ethnic Chinese traditional medicine, five element acupuncture, medical acupuncture, and traditional Chinese medicine.

ec·lec·tic

(ek-lek'tik)
Picking out from different sources what appears to be the best or most desirable.
[G. eklektikos, selecting, fr. ek, out, + lego, to select]

ec·lec·tic

(ek-lek'tik)
Picking out from different sources what seems most desirable.
[G. eklektikos, selecting, fr. ek, out, + lego, to select]
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His major study, Fascination: Faulkner's Fiction, 1919-1936 (Duke UP, 1989), brilliantly and eclectically using the tools of contemporary criticism, philosophy, and psychoanalysis (Bergson, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, Starobinski, Barthes, Lacan), as well as the examples of poets (Mallarme), traced the recurring themes of Faulkner's fiction to some focal scenes of possession and frustrated desire (as the opening of Sanctuary) and to hitherto often overlooked early texts (as "The Hill" and "Nympholepsy").
The scrumptious Southern dinner is served on informal floral-patterned plates, which are paired with formal silver flatware for an eclectically elegant look.
Similarly, considering the eclectically ecumenical attraction among Roman Catholics and mainline Protestants of megachurch worship today, a voice heralding its liturgy would have been timely.
The ability of contemporaries to blend eclectically with any furniture style, or to infuse a room with color as an anchor feature, places the more geometric patterns and bolder hues of these rugs in demand.
But what we may do eclectically in our home will not work for a client in his or her house.
I'm also a good Eugenean: a new-age, Buddhist, pantheist, eclectically spiritual Jew.
In trying to explain how masturbation caused organic disease, Tissot and his followers drew eclectically on the Galenic humoral tradition, revived in the eighteenth century by Hermann Boerhaave, and the new theories of nervous force developed by Hailer without showing awareness of their incompatibility.
X sees it, "anti-abortion" people are way out there on the fringes and Planned Parenthood is sort of in the neutral middle, eclectically balancing various positions.
2 Organizational analysis has grown more 'cultured', eclectically open to the most diverse theoretical and methodological approaches, interested (in the best Weberian tradition) as much in the 'understanding' of the local as in the 'explanation' of the translocal.
They are: 1) The rise of various Studies (of forms of Practitionism)--for example, cultural, new media, disability, race, disability, and trauma studies; 2) The emergence of Posttheory (or Neo-pragmatism)--the use of theory non-systematically and eclectically in the furtherance of critical practice, that is, to the end of contingent socio-cultural and political understanding; 3) The growth of Anecdotalism as a response to high theory--that is, the use of autobiography or personal anecdote as a form of critical discourse (e.
Point set its five young women, and occasionally their choreographer, in dating, edgy motion to infectious grooves that ranged eclectically from industrial to funk to blues to Mahler's Fifth Symphony.
The humble hideaway in the Cobble Hill section of Brooklyn is eclectically furnished with soft, cushiony chairs, antique fixtures glistening in the flicker of aromatherapy candles, and a fireplace that adds a special home feel to the 1,000-square-foot shop.