Definition of eclecticism in US English:

eclecticism

noun

  • See eclectic

    • ‘The style he developed was a thoroughly indigenous fusion of the traditions of Europe with Trinidad's folk art, coloured always by his own eclecticism.’
    • ‘Their work is interesting and esoteric and ideologically exclusionary, although we seem to be in a time of revision and eclecticism.’
    • ‘However, his laid-back, sonically adventurous garage bears the eclecticism of a year travelling round Australia with only a sampler for company.’
    • ‘With such diverse instrumentation and determined eclecticism, the band is often categorized by music fans who are unforgiving in their rigidity.’
    • ‘At a time when specialization and depth take precedence over exploration, Sontag's eclecticism is something we need more of.’

Pronunciation

eclecticism

/əˈklektəˌsizəm//əˈklɛktəˌsɪzəm/