eclectic

eclectic
1. adjective /ɛkˈlɛk.tɪk,ɪˈklɛk.tɪk/
a) Selecting a mixture of what appear to be best of various doctrines, methods or styles.

Chunder Sen and the Progressive Brahmists broke entirely with Hinduism...and he selected from the scriptures of all creeds what seemed best in them for instruction and for worship. It is an eclectic religion: it seeks to select what is good from all religions, and it has become the latest evidence that no eclectic religion can ever influence large numbers of men.

b) Unrelated and unspecialized; heterogeneous.

All members of the Hominoidea, apes and man, show an eclectic taste in food but select, from a wide range of possibilities, only a few to provide the bulk of their diet.

2. noun /ɛkˈlɛk.tɪk,ɪˈklɛk.tɪk/
Someone who selects according to the eclectic method.

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