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. web1913
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}] wn