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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

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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Nockles's foundation allows Craig to present Medley as eclectically High-Church, not purely Tractarian.
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Content is "eclectically inclusive" in the topics covered, Springer said, with discussion of any issue in the fields of crime, criminal law and punishment, including substantive criminal law, punishment and sentencing, penal and political punishment theories, capital punishment, criminal justice policy, trials, alternative ways of responding to crime, the relationship between national and international criminal law, and informal responses to crime.
The only bibliographic references are to be found in a very short list of less than twenty suggested books, which are somewhat eclectically chosen.
The chapters in turn are arranged somewhat eclectically, shifting back and forth from region to region, while generally (though not always) moving forward in time.
The book's profound interdisciplinarity will no doubt be troubling to some discipline-centered readers; this study is as queer as the texts it analyzes in its willingness to borrow eclectically from different fields.
He eclectically mixed the mainstream paradigm Keynesianism, Institutionalism and work from other social sciences.
It is a quick read, well illustrated, but not written for a general audience, containing complicated arguments and a range of references which might be described as eclectically Post-Modernist.
Drawing eclectically upon a related spectrum of tendencies within common-language philosophy, speech-act theory, and the linguistics of J.
In her slightly overtheorized essay on Barbara Kingsolver's novel Animal Dreams Lee Ann De Reus eclectically combines the FST approach with the psychological theories of Erik Erikson and James Marcia to describe the identity-formation process in the young female protagonist's search for meaning in life.
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").