[ih-klek-tik] /ɪˈklɛk tɪk/
selecting or choosing from various sources.
made up of what is selected from different sources.
not following any one system, as of philosophy, medicine, etc., but selecting and using what are considered the best elements of all systems.
noting or pertaining to works of architecture, decoration, landscaping, etc., produced by a certain person or during a certain period, that derive from a wide range of historic styles, the style in each instance often being chosen for its fancied appropriateness to local tradition, local geography, the purpose to be served, or the cultural background of the client.
[ih-klek-tuh-sist] /ɪˈklɛk tə sɪst/ (Show IPA). a person who follows an eclectic method, as in philosophy or architecture.
(in art, philosophy, etc) selecting what seems best from various styles, doctrines, ideas, methods, etc
composed of elements drawn from a variety of sources, styles, etc
a person who favours an eclectic approach, esp in art or philosophy
1680s, originally in reference to a group of ancient philosophers who selected doctrines from every system; from French eclectique (1650s), from Greek eklektikos “selective,” literally “picking out,” from eklektos “selected,” from eklegein “pick out, select,” from ek “out” (see ex-) + legein “gather, choose” (see lecture (n.)). Broader sense of “borrowed from diverse sources” is first recorded 1847. As a noun from 1817.
[ih-klips] /ɪˈklɪps/ noun 1. Astronomy. 2. any obscuration of light. 3. a reduction or loss of splendor, status, reputation, etc.: Scandal caused the eclipse of his career. verb (used with object), eclipsed, eclipsing. 4. to cause to undergo eclipse: The moon eclipsed the sun. 5. to make less outstanding or important by comparison; surpass: a […]
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eclipse period e·clipse period (ĭ-klĭps’) n. The period of time between infection by a virus and the appearance of the mature virus within the cell.
noun, Ornithology. 1. the dull plumage developed in some brightly colored birds after the breeding season. noun 1. seasonal plumage that occurs in certain birds after the breeding plumage and before the winter plumage: characterized by dull coloration
noun, Astronomy. 1. a variable star whose changes in brightness are caused by periodic of two stars in a binary system.