Exoteric



[ek-suh-ter-ik] /ˌɛk səˈtɛr ɪk/

adjective
1.
suitable for or communicated to the general public.
2.
not belonging, limited, or pertaining to the inner or select circle, as of disciples or intimates.
3.
popular; simple; commonplace.
4.
pertaining to the outside; exterior; external.
/ˌɛksəʊˈtɛrɪk/
adjective
1.
intelligible to or intended for more than a select or initiated minority: an exoteric account of a philosophical doctrine
2.
external; exterior
adj.

1650s, from Late Latin exotericus, from Greek exoterikos, from exotero, comparative of exo (see exo-).

exoteric ex·o·ter·ic (ěk’sə-těr’ĭk)
adj.
Arising outside the organism; of external origin.

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