bricolage

[bree-kuh-lahzh, brik-uh-]
noun, plural bricolages [bree-kuh-lah-zhiz, lahzh] , bricolage.
1.
a construction made of whatever materials are at hand; something created from a variety of available things.
2.
(in literature) a piece created from diverse resources.
3.
(in art) a piece of makeshift handiwork.
4.
the use of multiple, diverse research methods.
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bricolage (ˈbrɪkəˌlɑːʒ, French brɪkɔlaʒ)
 
n
1.  the jumbled effect produced by the close proximity of buildings from different periods and in different architectural styles
2.  the deliberate creation of such an effect in certain modern developments: the post-modernist bricolage of the new shopping centre
 
[French: odd jobs, do-it-yourself]

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Truly educated people are a bricolage of character strengths of the head and of the heart.
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