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[ih-klek-tuh-siz-uh m] /ɪˈklɛk təˌsɪz əm/

the use or advocacy of an method.
a tendency in architecture and the decorative arts to mix various historical styles with modern elements with the aim of combining the virtues of many styles or increasing allusive content.
/ɪˈklɛktɪˌsɪzəm; ɛˈklɛk-/
an eclectic system or method
the use or advocacy of such a system

1798, from eclectic + -ism.


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