eclectic vs eclecticist what difference

what is difference between eclectic and eclecticist

English

Alternative forms

  • eclectick (obsolete)

Etymology

From French éclectique, from Ancient Greek ἐκλεκτικός (eklektikós, selective), from ἐκλέγω (eklégō, I pick, choose), from ἐκ (ek, out, from) + λέγω (légō, I choose, count).

Cognate to elect

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛkˈlɛk.tɪk/, /ɪˈklɛk.tɪk/
  • Rhymes: -ɛktɪk

Adjective

eclectic (comparative more eclectic, superlative most eclectic)

  1. Selecting a mixture of what appears to be best of various doctrines, methods or styles.
    • 1893, John Robson, Hinduism and its Relations to Christianity, page 211, 214
      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.
  2. Unrelated and unspecialized; heterogeneous.

Synonyms

  • (unrelated and unspecialized): heterogeneous; see also Thesaurus:heterogeneous

Antonyms

  • (selecting a mixture of doctrines): exclusive, homogeneous, orthodox, standard, uniform; see also Thesaurus:homogeneous

Derived terms

  • eclectically
  • eclecticism

Translations

See also

  • cherry pick
  • heteroclite
  • holistic

Noun

eclectic (plural eclectics)

  1. Someone who selects according to the eclectic method.

Translations


Romanian

Etymology

From French éclectique

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /eˈklek.tik/

Adjective

eclectic m or n (feminine singular eclectică, masculine plural eclectici, feminine and neuter plural eclectice)

  1. eclectic

Declension



English

Etymology

eclectic +‎ -ist

Adjective

eclecticist (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to eclecticism.

Noun

eclecticist (plural eclecticists)

  1. An exponent or advocate of eclecticism.

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