- 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.
recondite definition by Webster's New World
- beyond the grasp of the ordinary mind or understanding; profound; abstruse
- dealing with abstruse or difficult subjects
- obscure or concealed
Origin: Classical Latin 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
recondite definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- 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