Definitions for extraneous

Definitions for (adj) extraneous

Main entry: external, extraneous, outside

Definition: coming from the outside

Usage: extraneous light in the camera spoiled the photograph; relying upon an extraneous income; disdaining outside pressure groups

Main entry: extraneous

Definition: not essential

Usage: the ballet struck me as extraneous and somewhat out of keeping with the rest of the play

Main entry: orthogonal, extraneous, immaterial, impertinent

Definition: not pertinent to the matter under consideration

Usage: an issue extraneous to the debate; the price was immaterial; mentioned several impertinent facts before finally coming to the point

Main entry: extraneous, foreign

Definition: not belonging to that in which it is contained; introduced from an outside source

Usage: water free of extraneous matter; foreign particles in milk

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