(of a seal or closure) complete and airtight
Contemporary writers and other artists with a style that is intricate, hermetic, demanding--not to speak to "beautiful"--get their ration of unstinting praise.
hermetic, enclosed, and self-referencing fictional structures
quoting Marshall Boswell (Understanding DFW I think?)
Marxists now produced hermetic knowledge, inaccessible to ordinary workers, about fields without any direct relationship to political strategy
the texts are hermetically sealed from history, subjected to a sterile critical formalism, piously swaddled with eternal verities and used to confirm prejudices
to seal off hermetically the frontiers of the intellect
hermetic stretches of row-house monotony
The aim is to reveal the subterranean, subconscious mutual penetration of the personal and the political; the formal consequence is a highly personalized, almost hermetic form of collage
The Viguerie Company's marketing genius was that as it continued metastasizing, it remained, in financial terms, a hermetic positive feedback loop.
management is hermetically sealed in its own world
I was attracted to my mistaken idea of mathematics, my naïve notions of certainty and absolutes, the hermetic world created by a language that seems to have little or not ambiguity.
a new hermetic jargon sprang up