- of the outside world; external
- not limited to a select few or an inner group of disciples; suitable for the uninitiated
- that can be understood by the public; popular
Origin of exotericLate Latin exotericus ; from Classical Greek ex?terikos, external ; from comparative of ex?, outside: see ex-
- Not confined to an inner circle of disciples or initiates.
- Comprehensible to or suited to the public; popular.
- Of or relating to the outside; external.
Origin of exotericLatin ex&omacron;tericus, external, from Greek ex&omacron;terikos, from ex&omacron;ter&omacron;, comparative of ex&omacron;, outside; see exo–.
(comparative more exoteric, superlative most exoteric)
From Latin exōtericus, from Ancient Greek ἐξωτερικός (eksōterikos, “external”), adjectival form of ἐξώτερος (eksōteros, “outside”).