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  Definition of extraneous
  1. coming from the outside; "extraneous light in the camera spoiled the photograph"; "relying upon an extraneous income"; "disdaining outside pressure groups"
  2. not essential; "the ballet struck me as extraneous and somewhat out of keeping with the rest of the play"
  3. not pertinent to the matter under consideration; "an issue extraneous to the debate"; "the price was immaterial"; "mentioned several impertinent facts before finally coming to the point"
  4. not belonging to that in which it is contained; introduced from an outside source; "water free of extraneous matter"; "foreign particles in milk"
Similar Words: external, outside, immaterial, impertinent, orthogonal, foreign

 

 
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