confined to and understandable by only an enlightened inner circle
"a compilation of esoteric philosophical theories"
Understood only by a chosen few or an enlightened inner circle.
The writing in this manual is very esoteric; I need a degree in engineering just to understand it!
Having to do with concepts that are highly theoretical and without obvious practical application.
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 the private and more recondite instructions and doctrines of philosophers. Opposed to exoteric
Origin: [Gr. 'eswteriko`s, fr. 'esw`teros inner, interior, comp. fr. 'e`sw in, within, fr. 'es, e'is, into, fr. 'en in. See In.]
Esoteric is a British funeral doom band from Birmingham founded in 1992.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
es-o-ter′ik, adj. inner: secret: mysterious: (phil.) taught to a select few—opp. to Exoteric.—adv. Esoter′ically.—ns. Esoter′icism, Esot′erism, the holding of esoteric opinions.—Esoteric Buddhism (see Theosophy). [Gr. esōterikos—esōterō, inner, a comp. form from esō, within.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a term used to denote teaching intended only for the initiated, and intelligible only to them.
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The numerical value of esoteric in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of esoteric in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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My hope is that people will be more readily accepting of the things that are a little more esoteric.
There is a general lack of expertise and a track record, experience shows that when insurers start to invest in these more esoteric asset classes, they are not always going to invest in the most secure assets.
My esoteric doctrine, is that if you entertain any doubt, it is safest to take the unpopular side in the first instance. Transit from the unpopular, is easy... but from the popular to the unpopular is so steep and rugged that it is impossible to maintain it.
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- مقصور على فئة معينةArabic
- езотеричен, поверителен, таенBulgarian
- esotèricCatalan, Valencian
- esoterický, tajný, akademickýCzech
- esoterisch, geheimGerman
- απόκρυφος, εσωτερικόςGreek
- luottamuksellinen, esoteerinenFinnish
- cérébral, ésotériqueFrench
- esoteriche, esoterici, esoterica, esotericoItalian
- 深遠, 奥義の, 秘儀の, 秘密のJapanese
- езотерични, езотерично, езотерична, езотериченMacedonian
- exclusief, esoterisch, cerebraalDutch
- ezoteryczny, niezrozumiały, skryty, tajny, zawiły, tajemnyPolish
- esotérico, secreto, confidencialPortuguese
- эзотерический, скрытый, тайныйRussian
- içrek, batıni, ezoterikTurkish
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