Definition of recondite adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈrekəndaɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈrekəndaɪt//
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not known about or understood by many people synonym obscure a recondite subject Word Originmid 17th cent.: from Latin reconditus ‘hidden, put away’, past participle of recondere, from re- ‘back’ + condere ‘put together, secrete’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: recondite