HyperDic: extrinsic

English > 1 sense of the word extrinsic:
ADJECTIVEallextrinsicnot forming an essential part of a thing or arising or originating from the outside
extrinsic > pronunciation
Soundsehkstrih'nsihk
Rhymesacademic ... Zurich: 733 rhymes with ihk...
English > extrinsic: 1 sense > adjective 1
Meaningnot forming an essential part of a thing or arising or originating from the outside.
Examples
  • "extrinsic evidence"
  • "an extrinsic feature of the new building"
  • "that style is something extrinsic to the subject"
  • "looking for extrinsic aid"
Narroweradscititiousadded or derived from something outside
adventitiousassociated by chance and not an integral part
alien, foreignnot contained in or deriving from the essential nature of something
external, extraneous, outsideComing from the outside
extraneousnot essential
See alsoinessential, unessentialnot basic or fundamental
Oppositeintrinsic, intrinsicalbelonging to a thing by its very nature
Spanishextrínseco
Catalanextrínsec

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