- not apparent on mere inspection but discoverable by experimentation.
- of a nature not understood, as physical qualities.
- dealing with such qualities; experimental: occult science.
- the supernatural or supernatural agencies and affairs considered as a whole.
- occult studies or sciences.
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“Occult” literally means “hidden from view,” which is why we use it both in astronomy and to refer to secret knowledge.Chariklo, a Minor Planet Nicknamed a “Centaur,” Discovered to Have Rings|Matthew R. Francis|April 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The people of Ponchatoula were also left wondering if the occult had anything to do with the crimes.The Satanic Child Sex Abuse Case That May Have Inspired ‘True Detective’|Steven Ward|March 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Nazi Party actually began as an occult fraternity, before it morphed into a political party.Hitler’s Hunt for the Holy Grail and the Ghent Altarpiece|Noah Charney|December 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The figures lined his office in Vienna and then in London, adding to the vaguely occult atmosphere in his consulting room.
One engineering school is even promoting a fascinating course on the relationship between the occult and technology.
The Cardinal then hinted, that Wharton had vanished on some occult mission, to circumvent the Italian investiture.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
Mrs. Irvin has decided to consult a palmist or a hypnotist or some such occult authority before dining with you this evening.Dope|Sax Rohmer
Recognition of occult hemorrhage has its greatest value in diagnosis of gastric cancer and ulcer.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
Superstitious and fatalistic, like so many superior men, she had no sincere belief except in occult sciences.Catherine de' Medici|Honore de Balzac
(b) That Pike has, however, in his lectures added occult matters from these occult Rites.Devil-Worship in France|Arthur Edward Waite
British Dictionary definitions for occult
- of or characteristic of magical, mystical, or supernatural arts, phenomena, or influences
- (as noun)the occult