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exoteric

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adjective ex·o·ter·ic \ˌek-sə-ˈter-ik\

Definition of exoteric

  1. 1 a :  suitable to be imparted to the public <the exoteric doctrine> — compare esoteric b :  belonging to the outer or less initiate circle

  2. 2 :  relating to the outside :  external

ex·o·ter·i·cal·ly play \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


Origin of exoteric

Latin & Greek; Latin exotericus, from Greek exōterikos, literally, external, from exōterō more outside, comparative of exō outside — more at exo-


First Known Use: 1660


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