esoteric Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"esoteric" in British English

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esotericadjective

uk   /ˌiː.səˈter.ɪk/  us   /ˌes.ə-/
very ​unusual and ​understood or ​liked by only a ​smallnumber of ​people, ​especially those with ​specialknowledge: He has an esoteric ​collection of ​oldtoys and ​games.disapproving or humorous She has a ​somewhat esoteric taste in ​clothes.
(Definition of esoteric from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"esoteric" in American English

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esotericadjective

 us   /ˌes·əˈter·ɪk/
intended for or ​understood by only a few ​people who have ​specialknowledge: Literary ​readings can sometimes ​seem esoteric, but we are ​trying to make them more ​attractive to more ​people.
(Definition of esoteric from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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