Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n.pl. Esoteric matters or items.

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  • n. Things that are esoteric; things that are impractical or specialised.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. secrets known only to an initiated minority

Etymologies

Greek esōterika, neuter pl. of esōterikos, esoteric; see esoteric.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • At a time when most indie bands believe in nothing more challenging than tight jeans and catchy tunes, this kind of esoterica is to be applauded, even if Surfing the Void's lyrics about "the chaos of oblivion" and "clouds of diamond dust" don't seem to add up to much at all.

    The Guardian World News

  • The comments and discusssion on this topic aptly describe your obtuseness and your ivory tower out of touch with reality circular theoretical esoterica to ad nauseum better than I could ever state on my own.

    The Economics of Wage Labor, Michael Munger | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • More important, the premium on "original" research has caused the eclipse of teaching and resulted in the overproduction of jargon-heavy esoterica or trivial "scholarship" intended merely to win preferment within the professors guild.

    Hello, Adjunct, Meet Prof. Cozy

  • The major works and esoterica authored by the Von Baurs number in scores, though many have since been forgotten by all but the most learned of modern arcane scholars and occultists.

    The Codex Continual » The Von Baurs

  • Arthur gets the balance of esoterica and catchiness just right.

    Shawn Amos: PLAY > SKIP: This Week's New Music

  • "I couldn't have scripted a smoother year," says Jeffrey Hirsch , editor-in-chief of the "Stock Trader's Almanac," an annual book that compiles market statistics and esoterica.

    Stocks Going By the Book

  • I love NPR news, even with its occasional flights into cultural esoterica and political correctness.

    Lane: All things defunded

  • In the Patersons' hands, the story still crackles with drollery and wordplay, but it is considerably lighter on exposition and magical esoterica.

    Imaginative Twists On Forgotten Tales

  • Before comedy geeks swapped Simpsons esoterica or Mr. Show references, before a Kids in the Hall line served as the password to the sketch-dork club house, there was Monty Python.

    'Monty Python's Flying Circus' turns 40 | EW.com

  • She gets lost in some sort of strange esoterica that has very little or absolutely nothing with the task on hand.

    Carly Fiorina vs. the Sainted Delta Smelt. | RedState

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