esoteric name

esoteric name

[es·ə′ter·ik ′nām]
(computer science)
A symbolic name that is chosen in a computer program to designate a collection of devices.
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Polished Jacobsen chairs and metallic silver cushions belie the esoteric name. Winged angel candlesticks dot the stark dining room drenched in white winter light streaming through large French windows.
Since it was probably the first big example of a blue-chip company taking on an esoteric name, reporters and columnists had a field day over the name selection for months.
Foals are bred according to strict genetic guidelines and among the farm's youngstock are both the offspring of blue-chip sires and more esoteric names such as Gentlewave and Lord Of England.
The coastguard station now has its own copy of that guidebook, in case they receive a callout using one of those esoteric names.
That way, all the pre-election hoopla would carry datelines from cities with esoteric names, getting them heaped in with all the foreign news on pages that readers in this country mostly try to avoid in the first place.
SOME manufacturers call them station wagons, others have even more esoteric names to describe the load-lugging versions of their top selling saloons - Avant, Touring, Tourer, Sport Wagon; anything, it seems, but estate car.