Saturday, September 13, 2008

Word of the Week #2

Ryan Kunis
MCOM 100W M/W 12:00pm
Word #2
Word: Esoteric

Source: US Intelligence Community
Strategic Human Capital Plan
By: The Office of the Director of National Intelligence

"We find ourselves in a war for talent, often for the most arcane and esoteric of skills, sometimes between ourselves and/or with our own contractors."

Definition: (adjective)
1. understood by or meant for only the select few who have special knowledge or interest; recondite: poetry full of esoteric allusions.
2. belonging to the select few.
3. private; secret; confidential.
4. (of a philosophical doctrine or the like) intended to be revealed only to the initiates of a group: the esoteric doctrines of Pythagoras.

During the meeting, some of the information about the new project was esoteric data to only a few of the members that attended.