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exoteric

[ek-suh-ter-ik]
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.

Origin:
1645–55; < Late Latin exōtericus external < Greek exōterikós, equivalent to exṓter(os) inclined outward (exō- exo- + -teros comparative suffix) + -ikos -ic

exoterically, adverb
exotericism, noun

esoteric, exoteric.
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exoteric (ˌɛksəʊˈtɛrɪk)
 
adj
1.  intelligible to or intended for more than a select or initiated minority: an exoteric account of a philosophical doctrine
2.  external; exterior
 
[C17: from Latin exōtericus external, from Greek exōterikos, from exōterō further outside; see exo-]
 
exo'terically
 
adv
 
exo'tericism
 
n

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

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