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Saturday, March 14, 2009

Definitions for esoteric

  1. understood by or meant for only the select few who have special knowledge or interest; recondite
  2. belonging to the select few
  3. private; secret; confidential

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Citations for esoteric
Even in rehearsals, I didn't realize it would be as popular as it proved. After I read it, I said: 'It's brilliant, but it's quite esoteric.' We scheduled 70 or 80 performances. Nicholas Hytner,
Origin of esoteric
c. 1645-55, Greek esōterikos, from esōterō, comparative of esō, within