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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Eclectic  \Ec*lec"tic\,  a.  [Gr.  ?,  fr  ?  to  pick  out  choose  out: 
  cf  F.  ['e]clectique.  See  {Eclogue},  and  cf  {Elect}.] 
  1.  Selecting;  choosing  (what  is  true  or  excellent  in 
  doctrines,  opinions,  etc.)  from  various  sources  or 
  systems;  as  an  eclectic  philosopher. 
 
  2.  Consisting,  or  made  up  of  what  is  chosen  or  selected;  as 
  an  eclectic  method;  an  eclectic  magazine. 
 
  {Eclectic  physician},  one  of  a  class  of  practitioners  of 
  medicine,  who  select  their  modes  of  practice  and  medicines 
  from  all  schools;  formerly,  sometimes  the  same  as  botanic 
  physician.  [U.S.] 
 
  {Eclectic  school}.  (Paint.)  See  {Bolognese  school},  under 
  {Bolognese}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Eclectic  \Ec*lec"tic\,  n. 
  One  who  follows  an  eclectic  method. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  eclectic 
  adj  :  selecting  what  seems  best  of  various  styles  or  ideas 
  n  :  someone  who  selects  according  to  the  eclectic  method  [syn:  {eclecticist}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Eclectic,  AL  (town,  FIPS  22816) 
  Location:  32.63676  N,  86.03474  W 
  Population  (1990):  1087  (441  housing  units) 
  Area:  9.6  sq  km  (land),  0.1  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  36024 




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