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exoteric

Line breaks: exo|ter¦ic
Pronunciation: /ˌɛksə(ʊ)ˈtɛrɪk
 
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Definition of exoteric in English:

adjective

formal
Intended for or likely to be understood by the general public.
Example sentences
  • The ordinary people are required to accept the Quran in its literal or exoteric sense whereas the philosophers have much more discretion in interpreting scriptural truth.
  • This seems untrue to me, since the Will to Power was merely Nietzsche's exoteric doctrine.
  • By contrast with his exoteric presentation at Birkbeck a week ago, his lecture last night - aimed ‘at comrades’ - was a much more focused affair.

Origin

mid 17th century: via Latin from Greek exōterikos, from exōterō 'outer', comparative of exō 'outside'.

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