acroamatic

Acroamatic

Ac`ro*a*mat"ic\, Acroamatical \Ac`ro*a*mat"ic*al\, a. [Gr. ?, fr. ? to hear.] Communicated orally; oral; -- applied to the esoteric teachings of Aristotle, those intended for his genuine disciples, in distinction from his exoteric doctrines, which were adapted to outsiders or the public generally. Hence: Abstruse; profound.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
Cite This Source
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: acroagnosis
Next Definition: acroanaesthesia
Words Near: Acroamatic
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for Acroamatic
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing Acroamatic
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature