Definition of Exoteric

1. Adjective. Suitable for the general public. "Writings of an exoteric nature"

Also: Public
Antonyms: Esoteric



Definition of Exoteric

1. a. External; public; suitable to be imparted to the public; hence, capable of being readily or fully comprehended; -- opposed to esoteric, or secret.

Definition of Exoteric

1. Adjective. Suitable to be imparted to the public without secrecy or other reserves ¹

2. Adjective. (by extension) Accessible; capable of being readily or fully comprehended; or, having an obvious application ¹

3. Adjective. (rare) Public or popular; having wide currency ¹

4. Adjective. (obsolete) External ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Exoteric

1. suitable for the public [adj]

Medical Definition of Exoteric

1. Of external origin; arising outside the organism. Origin: G. Exoterikos, outer (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Exoteric

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exostosis cartilaginea
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exoteric (current term)
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Literary usage of Exoteric

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1. The Ethics of Aristotle by Aristotle (1874)
"There are a few exceptional cases in which " exoteric discourse " will of itself have thrown ... exoteric discourses' were doubtless ' dialectical ' and not ..."

2. The System of the Vedânta: According to Bâdarâyaṇa's Brahma-sûtras and by Paul Deussen (1912)
"Justification of exoteric Metaphysics. ALL metaphysics has to battle with the great difficulty, unique in the whole province of science, that it must think ..."

3. Aristotle and the Earlier Peripatetics by Eduard Zeller (1897)
"It is not only, however, the distinction noted between these ' published' or'exoteric' books and the others, which points to the conclusion that the extant, ..."

4. The Secret Doctrine: The Synthesis of Science, Religion, and Philosophy by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1917)
"D THE SEPTENARY IN THE exoteric WORKS. We may now examine other ancient Scriptures and see whether they contain the septenary classification, and, if so, ..."

5. Buddhist and Christian Gospels by Albert Joseph Edmunds (1908)
"ESOTERIC AND exoteric. Mark IV. 10, u; 33, 34. And when he was alone, they that were about him with the twelve askt of him the parables. ..."

6. The Law of Psychic Phenomena: A Working Hypothesis for the Systematic Study by Thomson Jay Hudson (1908)
"The exoteric and the Esoteric Doctrines. — Parables. — Esoteric Doctrines Reserved for Modern Science to discover. — The Spirit of Truth. ..."

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