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eclectic

  

      adj  
1    (in art, philosophy, etc.) selecting what seems best from various styles, doctrines, ideas, methods, etc.  
2    composed of elements drawn from a variety of sources, styles, etc.  
      n  
3    a person who favours an eclectic approach, esp. in art or philosophy  
     (C17: from Greek eklektikos, from eklegein to select, from legein to gather)  
  eclectically      adv  
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eclectic

  
  
all-embracing, broad, catholic, comprehensive, dilettantish, diverse, diversified, general, heterogeneous, liberal, manifold, many-sided, multifarious, selective, varied, wide-ranging  

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