exoteric

adjective /ˌɛksoˈtɛrɪk/
a) Suitable to be imparted to the public without secrecy or other reserves

The grouping together of folk and elite might be termed relatively "esoteric", in contrast to the more "exoteric" popular forms.

b) Accessible; capable of being readily or fully comprehended; or, having an obvious application

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  • exoteric — 1650s, from L.L. exotericus, from Gk. exoterikos, from exotero, comparative of exo (see EXO (Cf. exo )) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • exoteric — adjective Etymology: Latin & Greek; Latin exotericus, from Greek exōterikos, literally, external, from exōterō more outside, comparative of exō outside more at exo Date: 1660 1. a. suitable to be imparted to the public < the exoteric doctrine >… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • exoteric — adjective suitable for the general public writings of an exoteric nature • Ant: ↑esoteric • See Also: ↑public …   Useful english dictionary

  • exoteric — exoterically, adv. exotericism, n. /ek seuh ter ik/, adj. 1. suitable for or communicated to the general public. 2. not belonging, limited, or pertaining to the inner or select circle, as of disciples or intimates. 3. popular; simple; commonplace …   Universalium

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