HyperDic: extraneous

English > 4 senses of the word extraneous:
ADJECTIVEallextraneous, immaterial, impertinent, orthogonalnot pertinent to the matter under consideration / consideration
allextraneousnot essential
allextraneous, foreignnot belonging to that in which it is contained
allextraneous, external, outsidecoming from the outside
extraneous > pronunciation
Soundsehkstrey'niyahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > extraneous: 4 senses > adjective 1
Meaningnot pertinent to the matter under consideration / consideration.
Example"an issue extraneous to the debate"
Synonymsimmaterial, impertinent, orthogonal
BroaderirrelevantHaving no bearing on or connection with the subject / subject / subject at issue
Spanishinmaterial, irrelevante, ortogonal
Catalanestrany, irrellevant
Nounsextraneousnessunrelatedness by virtue of falling outside the matter at hand
English > extraneous: 4 senses > adjective 2
Meaningnot essential.
Example"the ballet struck me as extraneous and somewhat out of keeping with the rest of the play"
Broaderextrinsicnot forming an essential part of a thing or arising or originating from the outside
Spanishajeno, extraño
Nounsextraneousnessunrelatedness by virtue of falling outside the matter at hand
English > extraneous: 4 senses > adjective 3
Meaningnot belonging to that in which it is contained; introduced from an outside source.
Example"water free of extraneous matter"
Synonymforeign
Broaderadulterating, adulterantmaking impure or corrupt by adding extraneous materials
Spanishajeno, extraño
Catalanestrany
Nounsextraneousnessunrelatedness by virtue of falling outside the matter at hand
English > extraneous: 4 senses > adjective 4
MeaningComing from the outside.
Examples
  • "extraneous light in the camera spoiled the photograph"
  • "relying upon an extraneous income"
Synonymsexternal, outside
Broaderextrinsicnot forming an essential part of a thing or arising or originating from the outside
Spanishexterno, extranjero
Catalanextern
Nounsextraneousnessunrelatedness by virtue of falling outside the matter at hand

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