[ bree-kuh-lahzh, brik-uh- ]
/ ˌbri kəˈlɑʒ, ˌbrɪk ə- /
noun, plural bri·co·la·ges [bree-kuh-lah-zhiz, ‐lahzh], /ˌbri kəˈlɑ ʒɪz, ‐ˈlɑʒ/, bri·co·lage.
a construction made of whatever materials are at hand; something created from a variety of available things.
(in literature) a piece created from diverse resources.
(in art) a piece of makeshift handiwork.
the use of multiple, diverse research methods.
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British Dictionary definitions for bricolage
/ (ˈbrɪkəˌlɑːʒ, French brɪkɔlaʒ) /
the jumbled effect produced by the close proximity of buildings from different periods and in different architectural styles
the deliberate creation of such an effect in certain modern developmentsthe post-modernist bricolage of the new shopping centre
Word Origin for bricolage
French: odd jobs, do-it-yourself
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