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recondite


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Recondite  \Rec"on*dite\  (r?k"?n*d?t  or  r?*k?n"d?t;  277),  a.  [L. 
  reconditus  p.  p.  of  recondere  to  put  up  again  to  lay  up  to 
  conceal;  pref.  re-  re-  +  condere  to  bring  or  lay  together. 
  See  {Abscond}.] 
  1.  Hidden  from  the  mental  or  intellectual  view;  secret; 
  abstruse;  as  recondite  causes  of  things 
 
  2.  Dealing  in  things  abstruse;  profound;  searching;  as 
  recondite  studies.  ``Recondite  learning.''  --Bp.  Horsley. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  recondite 
  adj  :  difficult  to  penetrate;  incomprehensible  to  one  of  ordinary 
  understanding  or  knowledge;  "the  professor's  lectures 
  were  so  abstruse  that  students  tended  to  avoid  them"; 
  "a  deep  metaphysical  theory";  "some  recondite  problem 
  in  historiography"  [syn:  {abstruse},  {deep}] 




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