Definition of 'arcane'
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Insurers make life difficult with their love of arcane language. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The work is at once accessible and straightforward and yet at the same time deeply mysterious and arcane. 1066: and the Hidden History of the Bayeux Tapestry (2004)He's not talking about arcane zoning laws here. Christianity Today (2000)What arcane, mysterious information is being exchanged? Times, Sunday Times (2014)If the subject matter sounds arcane and unpromising, it is certainly not unimportant. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Too often he became embroiled in arcane detail about the things he opposed, rather than those he supported. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We all love arcane laws. Times, Sunday Times (2008)At present, arcane building laws impose fierce restrictions on floor space and the number of storeys that a building can have. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Success comes only through hard work at unreasonable hours in arcane language, often in tedious company and on behalf of unprepossessing clients. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This beguiling American documentary takes viewers deep into the arcane world of arcade games and focuses on the rivalry between these two contrasting players. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Not, it seems, when it comes to the wonderful and arcane world of accounting standards. Times, Sunday Times (2014)In the often myopic and arcane world of energy regulation, the Ofgem proposals are revolutionary. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The quest now is to find an investor willing to plunge into the arcane world of F1, with all its political skulduggery and financial worries. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It is not illegal to observe arcane dietary laws and consider unclean those who don't - as long as you treat them fairly in law. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But towards the end, the film caves in to its inner musical anorak, and we are lost in seemingly interminable squabbles about arcane musical details. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Used Occasionally. arcane is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'arcane'
British English: arcane ADJECTIVE
Something that is arcane is secret or mysterious.
Until a few months ago few people outside the arcane world of contemporary music had heard of the composer.
Definition of arcane from the Collins English Dictionary
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