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 for Eclectic
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Eclectic \Ec*lec"tic\, a. [Gr. ?, fr. ? to pick out, choose out:
     cf. F. ['e]clectique. See Eclogue, and cf. Elect.]
     1. Selecting; choosing (what is true or excellent in
        doctrines, opinions, etc.) from various sources or
        systems; as, an eclectic philosopher.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Consisting, or made up, of what is chosen or selected; as,
        an eclectic method; an eclectic magazine.
        [1913 Webster]
     Eclectic physician, one of a class of practitioners of
        medicine, who select their modes of practice and medicines
        from all schools; formerly, sometimes the same as botanic
        physician. [U.S.]
     Eclectic school. (Paint.) See Bolognese school, under
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Eclectic \Ec*lec"tic\, n.
     One who follows an eclectic method.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: selecting what seems best of various styles or ideas
      n 1: someone who selects according to the eclectic method [syn:
           eclectic, eclecticist]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  126 Moby Thesaurus words for "eclectic":
     Cyrenaic, Eleatic, Epicurean, Megarian, Stoic, adoptive,
     amalgamated, ambiguous, ambivalent, amphibious, animist, animistic,
     appointive, assimilated, assorted, atomistic, blended, broad,
     catholic, choosing, choosy, combinative, combinatory, combined,
     complex, composite, compound, compounded, comprehensive,
     conglomerate, conjoint, conjugate, conjunctive, connective,
     consolidated, constituent, cosmotheistic, dappled, derived,
     discerning, discriminating, diverse, diversified, elective,
     electoral, empirical, equivocal, eudaemonistic, existential,
     fastidious, fifty-fifty, finicky, fused, fussy, half-and-half,
     hedonic, hedonist, hedonistic, heterogeneous, humanist, humanistic,
     idealistic, inclusive, incorporated, indiscriminate,
     instrumentalist, integrated, intricate, ironic, joined, joint,
     jumbled, many-sided, materialistic, mechanistic, medley, merged,
     metaphysical, mingled, miscellaneous, mixed, monistic, motley,
     multifaceted, multifarious, multiform, multinational, multiracial,
     naturalistic, nominalist, one, panlogistical, pantheistic,
     particular, patchy, picky, pluralistic, positivist, positivistic,
     pragmatic, pragmatist, promiscuous, rationalistic, realist,
     realistic, scholastic, scrambled, select, selecting, selective,
     sensationalistic, syncretic, syncretistic, syncretized,
     synthesized, theistic, thrown together, transcendentalist,
     transcendentalistic, united, unoriginal, utilitarian, varied,
     vitalistic, voluntarist, voluntaristic

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Eclectic, AL -- U.S. town in Alabama
     Population (2000):    1037
     Housing Units (2000): 459
     Land area (2000):     4.238691 sq. miles (10.978158 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.045591 sq. miles (0.118081 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    4.284282 sq. miles (11.096239 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            22816
     Located within:       Alabama (AL), FIPS 01
     Location:             32.641285 N, 86.038571 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     36024
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Eclectic, AL

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