*selecting from various systems, doctrines, or sources
*composed of material gathered from various sources, systems, etc.
*not following any one system, as of philosophy, medicine, etc., but selecting and using what are considered the best elements of all systems.
The doctor uses eclectic method to practice medicine.
Ancient philosophers who selected doctrines from every system were eclectic.
The prime Minister had an eclectic approach to manage the economy.
An eclectic taste in music.