1)understood by or meant for only the select few who have special knowledge or interest; recondite.
2)belonging to the select few.
TRISHA: and the winning theme is 'That Episode of Whos the Boss Where Tony Sees Rachael Naked in the Shower.
PETER: YES! That's mine! un-freakin-believable!
LOIS: Peter, isn't that somewhat esoteric?
PETER: Lois, Whos the Boss isn't a food.
A term created for the 1994 "Assault Weapons Ban," which banned firearms based on appearance, brand name, and features not related to firearm function. A proper definition of this word requires the entire 1994 act, so feel free to look it up.
The term "assault weapon" has no industry or military definition. It was created to give a single name to all of the firearms politicians wanted to ban in 1994. Opponents of the 1994 ban refer to it more accurately as the "Semi-Auto" ban.