- The definition of recondite is something that is difficult or impossible for most to understand, or that most people don't know about.
Difficult and complex mathematical subjects are anexample of something that would be described as recondite.
- beyond the grasp of the ordinary mind or understanding; profound; abstruse
- dealing with abstruse or difficult subjects
- obscure or concealed
Origin: L reconditus, past participle of recondere, to put back, hide from re-, back plush condere, to put together, store up, hide from con-, together plush -dere from Indo-European base an unverified form dhē-, to put from source do
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- Not easily understood; abstruse. See Synonyms at ambiguous.
- Concerned with or treating something abstruse or obscure: recondite scholarship.
- Concealed; hidden.
Origin: Latin reconditus, past participle of recondere, to put away : re-, re- + condere, to put together, preserve; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.
- recˈon·diteˌly adverb
- recˈon·diteˌness noun