Designed for, and understood by, the specially initiated alone; not communicated, or not intelligible, to the general body of followers; private; interior; acroamatic; -- said of the private and more recondite instructions and doctrines of philosophers. Opposed to exoteric.
- Intended for or understood by only a particular group: an esoteric cult. See Synonyms at mysterious.
- Of or relating to that which is known by a restricted number of people.
- Confined to a small group: esoteric interests.
- Not publicly disclosed; confidential.