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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: esoteric (0.00791 detik)
Found 2 items, similar to esoteric.
English → English (WordNet) Definition: esoteric esoteric adj : confined to and understandable by only an enlightened inner circle; “a compilation of esoteric philosophical theories” [ant: exoteric]
English → English (gcide) Definition: Esoteric Esoteric \Es`o*ter"ic\, n. (Philos.) (a) An esoteric doctrine or treatise; esoteric philosophy; esoterics. (b) One who believes, or is an initiate, in esoteric doctrines or rites. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] Esoteric \Es`o*ter"ic\ ([e^]s`[-o]*t[e^]"[i^]k), a. [Gr. 'eswteriko`s, fr. 'esw`teros inner, interior, comp. fr. 'e`sw in, within, fr. 'es, e'is, into, fr. 'en in. See In.] 1. Designed for, and understood by, the specially initiated alone; not communicated, or not intelligible, to the general body of followers; private; interior; acroamatic; -- said of discussions of technical topics and of the private and more recondite instructions and doctrines of philosophers. Opposed to exoteric. [1913 Webster] Enough if every age produce two or three critics of this esoteric class, with here and there a reader to understand them. --De Quincey. [1913 Webster] 2. Marked by secrecy or privacy; private; select; confidential; as, an esoteric purpose; an esoteric meeting. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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