exotic

  • 1 Exotic — can mean:*In mathematics: **Exotic R4 differentiable manifold homeomorphic but not diffeomorphic to the Euclidean space R4 **Exotic sphere differentiable manifold homeomorphic but not diffeomorphic to the ordinary sphere*In physics: **Exotic atom …

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  • 2 Exotic — Ex*ot ic, a. [L. exoticus, Gr. ? fr. e xw outside: cf. F. exotique. See {Exoteric}.] Introduced from a foreign country; not native; extraneous; foreign; as, an exotic plant; an exotic term or word. [1913 Webster] Nothing was so splendid and… …

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  • 3 exotic — EXÓTIC, Ă, exotici, ce, adj. Care se află într o regiune foarte îndepărtată şi care impresionează prin aspecte neobişnuite, ciudate; care provine dintr o asemenea regiune, care aparţine, care este propriu acestor ţări. [pr.: eg zo ] – Din fr.… …

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  • 4 exotic — 1590s, belonging to another country, from M.Fr. exotique (16c.) and directly from L. exoticus, from Gk. exotikos foreign, lit. from the outside, from exo outside (see EXO (Cf. exo )). Sense of unusual, strange first recorded in English 1620s,… …

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  • 5 exotic — ► ADJECTIVE 1) originating in or characteristic of a distant foreign country. 2) strikingly colourful or unusual. ► NOUN ▪ an exotic plant or animal. DERIVATIVES exotically adverb exoticism noun. ORIGIN …

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  • 6 exotic — [eg zät′ik, igzät′ik] adj. [L exoticus < Gr exōtikos < exō, outside: see EX 1] 1. foreign; not native 2. strange or different in a way that is striking or fascinating; strangely beautiful, enticing, etc. n. 1. a foreign or imported thing 2 …

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  • 7 Exotic — Ex*ot ic, n. Anything of foreign origin; something not of native growth, as a plant, a word, a custom. [1913 Webster] Plants that are unknown to Italy, and such as the gardeners call exotics. Addison. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 8 exotic — index nonconforming, unaccustomed, uncommon Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 9 exotic — [adj] not native or usual; mysterious alien, alluring, avant garde, bizarre, colorful, curious, different, enticing, external, extraneous, extraordinary, extrinsic, far out*, fascinating, foreign, glamorous, imported, introduced, kinky*,… …

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  • 10 exotic — 01. The pattern on the wallpaper in the kids room is of a tropical jungle with [exotic] birds, plants and animals. 02. Our green tea has an [exotic], refreshing, fragrant flavor. 03. Native plants are disappearing as a result of the introduction… …

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  • 11 Exotic R4 — In mathematics, an exotic R4 is a differentiable manifold that is homeomorphic to the Euclidean space R4, but not diffeomorphic. The first examples were found by Robion Kirby and Michael Freedman, by using the contrast between Freedman s theorems …

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  • 12 exotic — exotically, adv. exoticness, n. /ig zot ik/, adj. 1. of foreign origin or character; not native; introduced from abroad, but not fully naturalized or acclimatized: exotic foods; exotic plants. 2. strikingly unusual or strange in effect or… …

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  • 13 exotic — I. adjective Etymology: Latin exoticus, from Greek exōtikos, from exō Date: 1599 1. introduced from another country ; not native to the place where found < exotic plants > 2. archaic foreign, alien 3. st …

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  • 14 exotic — exoteric, exotic Both words are derived ultimately from Greek exō meaning ‘outside’. Exoteric is the opposite of esoteric, and means ‘intended for people generally’; exotic means ‘coming from or associated with a foreign country’, often with… …

    Modern English usage

  • 15 exotic — 1. adjective /ɪɡˈzɒtɪk,ɪɡˈzɑtɪk/ a) Foreign, with the connotation of excitingly foreign. exotic appearance b) Non native to the ecosystem. See Also: exotica 2. noun /ɪɡˈzɒtɪk,ɪɡˈzɑtɪk/ …

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  • 16 exotic — ex|ot|ic [ıgˈzɔtık US ıgˈza: ] adj [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: exoticus, from Greek exotikos, from exo outside ] something that is exotic seems unusual and interesting because it is related to a foreign country use this to show approval ▪… …

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  • 17 exotic — ex|ot|ic [ ıg zatık ] adjective * interesting or exciting because of being unusual or not familiar: dancers wearing exotic costumes a. used for describing things that are interesting or exciting because they are in or from distant foreign… …

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  • 18 exotic — [[t]ɪgzɒ̱tɪk[/t]] ADJ GRADED Something that is exotic is unusual and interesting, usually because it comes from or is related to a distant country. ...brilliantly coloured, exotic flowers... She flits from one exotic location to another. Derived… …

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  • 19 exotic — adjective 1) exotic birds Syn: foreign, nonnative, tropical; introduced, imported Ant: native 2) exotic places Syn: foreign, faraway, far off …

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  • 20 exotic — adjective 1) exotic birds Syn: foreign, non native, alien, tropical 2) exotic places Syn: foreign, faraway, far off, far flung, distant 3) Linda s exotic ap …

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