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Definition of Arcane

Arcane

  1. Hidden; secret.

Arcane Quotations

Art is a step from what is obvious and well-known toward what is arcane and concealed.
Khalil Gibran

There is an air of unreality in debating these arcane points when the world is changing in such dramatic ways right in front of our eyes because of global warming.
Al Gore

Literary theory has become a parody of science, generating its own arcane jargon. In the process, tragically, it discourages love of literature for its own sake.
Nancy Pearcey

Science is an integral part of culture. It's not this foreign thing, done by an arcane priesthood. It's one of the glories of the human intellectual tradition.
Stephen Jay Gould

Do not be taken in by 'insiderisms.' Fledgling columnists, eager to impress readers with their grasp of journalistic jargon, are drawn to such arcane spellings as 'lede.' Where they lede, do not follow.
William Safire
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Arcane Translations

arcane in German is geheimnisvoll
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