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e·clec·tic  audio  (-klktk) KEY 

ADJECTIVE:
  1. Selecting or employing individual elements from a variety of sources, systems, or styles: an eclectic taste in music; an eclectic approach to managing the economy.
  2. Made up of or combining elements from a variety of sources: "a popular bar patronized by an eclectic collection of artists, writers, secretaries and aging soldiers on reserve duty" (Curtis Wilkie).
NOUN:
One that follows an eclectic method.

ETYMOLOGY:
Greek eklektikos, selective, from eklektos, selected, from eklegein, to select : ek-, out ; see ecto- + legein, to gather; see leg- in Indo-European roots

OTHER FORMS:
e·clecti·cal·ly(Adverb)


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