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eclecticism

[ ih-klek-tuh-siz-uhm ]
/ ɪˈklɛk təˌsɪz əm /
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noun

the use or advocacy of an eclectic method.
a tendency in architecture and the decorative arts to mix various historical styles with modern elements with the aim of combining the virtues of many styles or increasing allusive content.

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Origin of eclecticism

First recorded in 1825–35; eclectic + -ism
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British Dictionary definitions for eclecticism

eclecticism
/ (ɪˈklɛktɪˌsɪzəm, ɛˈklɛk-) /

noun

an eclectic system or method
the use or advocacy of such a system
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