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pl.n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
Esoteric matters or items.

[Greek esōterika, from neuter pl. of esōterikos, esoteric; see esoteric.]
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pl n
esoteric items
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(ˌɛs əˈtɛr ɪ kə)
esoteric facts or matters.
[1925–30; < New Latin, n. use of neuter pl. of Greek esōterikós esoteric]
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a collection of items of a special, rare, novel, or unusual quality.
See also: Novelty
a collection of items of special, rare, or unusual interest, often pornographic.
See also: Collections and Collecting
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.esoterica - secrets known only to an initiated minority
arcanum, secret - information known only to a special group; "the secret of Cajun cooking"
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