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eclectic

view main entry for eclecticadjective formal  /ɪˈklektɪk/
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eclectically

  /ɪˈklektɪkli/  adverb
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eclecticism

  /ɪˈklektɪˌsɪz(ə)m/  noun [uncountable]
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eclecticism British English pronunciation: eclecticismClick to listen to the pronunciation of eclectic /ɪˈklektɪˌsɪz(ə)m/  noun [uncountable]The process of mixing or combining: fusion, cohesion, combination, mix, amalgamation, integration, conflation, eclecticism

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