What does exotic mean?

Definitions for exotic
ɪgˈzɒt ɪkex·ot·ic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. alien, exotic(adj)

    being or from or characteristic of another place or part of the world

    "alien customs"; "exotic plants in a greenhouse"; "exotic cuisine"

  2. exotic(adj)

    strikingly strange or unusual

    "an exotic hair style"; "protons, neutrons, electrons and all their exotic variants"; "the exotic landscape of a dead planet"

Wiktionary

  1. exotic(Noun)

    An organism that is exotic to an environment.

  2. exotic(Noun)

    An exotic dancer; a stripteaser.

  3. exotic(Noun)

    Any exotic particle.

    Glueballs, theoretical particles composed only of gluons, are exotics.

  4. exotic(Adjective)

    Foreign, with the connotation of excitingly foreign.

    exotic appearance

  5. exotic(Adjective)

    Non-native to the ecosystem.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exotic(adj)

    introduced from a foreign country; not native; extraneous; foreign; as, an exotic plant; an exotic term or word

    Etymology: [L. exoticus, Gr. fr. 'e`xw outside: cf. F. exotique. See Exoteric.]

  2. Exotic(noun)

    anything of foreign origin; something not of native growth, as a plant, a word, a custom

    Etymology: [L. exoticus, Gr. fr. 'e`xw outside: cf. F. exotique. See Exoteric.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Exotic

    egz-ot′ik, adj. introduced from a foreign country—the opposite of indigenous.—n. anything of foreign origin: something not native to a country, as a plant, a word, a custom.—ns. Exot′icism, Ex′otism. [L.,—Gr. exōtikosexō, outside.]

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'exotic' in Adjectives Frequency: #949

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of exotic in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of exotic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of exotic in a Sentence

  1. Jimmy Vallee:

    We are seeing more exotic financing transactions... notably the swapping of unsecured notes for second-lien and third-lien secured indebtedness.

  2. National Science Foundation:

    Black holes have sparked imaginations for decades, they have exotic properties and are mysterious to us. Yet with more observations like this one they are yielding their secrets. This is why NSF exists. We enable scientists and engineers to illuminate the unknown, to reveal the subtle and complex majesty of our universe.

  3. Hubert Humphrey:

    People in places many of us never heard of, whose names we can't pronounce or even spell, are speaking up for themselves. They speak in languages we once classified as exotic but whose mastery is now essential for our diplomats and businessmen. But what they say is very much the same the world over. They want a decent standard of living. They want human dignity and a voice in their own futures. They want their children to grow up strong and healthy and free.

  4. Pete Buttigieg:

    This is a great example of how we have come to accept the unacceptable in this country, this is not an exotic thing that you got to run the labor of models to score the potential implications. This is something that people in pretty much every developed country have, except us.

  5. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Ego illusion that diminishes consciousness. There are billions of worlds, just choose your own, this is what makes us lonely, since a foreign world for us is a wild exotic of misunderstanding. Since one ego does not understand the other, the illusion of uniqueness. Because it is awareness that we have in common and makes us equal and deprives us of the ego. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

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