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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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Produced by 18-Grammy winner Al Schmitt, the album is evenly divided between original Hilton compositions and eclectically chosen covers (for all you 40th anniversary completists, there's even a sly reworking of Joni Mitchell's "Woodstock").
It's very eclectically flavoured music but the terms that I have heard to describe it that I like are baroque pop or urban folk, but there are also some jazz inflections in there too to confuse the issue," he offers of Forgive This Day, which will be released on Still Small Voice, a label he formed with his producer Gethin John.
Emma Amos used eclectically and critiqued the art of Gauguin and European masters to define herself as an outsider looking into their world.
Kenneth Burke, who eclectically blends Freud, Marx and linguistics to produce his own suggestive view of the literary work as a form of symbolic action .
In Berrigan's case, the sonnet becomes the vehicle of a sensibility so eclectically learned that the poet in his later years (he died at 48 in 1983) would periodically denounce the work as too literary.
Although we live in a country that is eclectically multicultural, many people have difficulty making room in their lives or in their hearts for that which is utterly different.
Believing that there is some truth in economists' belief in universal laws and some in sociological critiques complaining about the perils of ignoring the uniqueness of individual and cultural behavior, the authors offer this text as a step towards a behavioral economics that eclectically borrows from economics, philosophy, psychology, sociology, and social science in order to better understand the motivations of economic actors.
Many now combine antiques with modern upholstery or fabrics and mix periods eclectically, perhaps juxtaposing a contemporary picture with a 17th century piece of furniture.
Many combine antiques with modern upholstery or fabrics and mix periods, eclectically juxtaposing a contemporary picture with a 17th-century piece of furniture.
Although his class allegiance did not allow him to appreciate the force of popular pieties for the inarticulate Paudeen, Yeats cannot be understood without an appreciation of the power of the pure imagination, eclectically nurtured from various mythical systems and mystical experiments.
It could be, indeed, that it is only in this supposedly post-theoretical moment when criticism can draw eclectically on many different informing ideas and standpoints that we are in a position to catch up with Ni Chuilleanain's work.
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