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extraneous


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Extraneous  \Ex*tra"ne*ous\,  a.  [L.  extraneus,  from  extra.  See 
  {Extra-},  {Strange}.] 
  Not  belonging  to  or  dependent  upon  a  thing  without  or 
  beyond  a  thing  not  essential  or  intrinsic;  foreign;  as  to 
  separate  gold  from  extraneous  matter. 
 
  Nothing  is  admitted  extraneous  from  the  indictment. 
  --Landor. 
  --  {Ex*tra"ne*ous*ly},  adv 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  extraneous 
  adj  1:  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"  [syn:  {immaterial},  {impertinent}] 
  2:  not  essential;  "the  ballet  struck  me  as  extraneous  and 
  somewhat  out  of  keeping  with  the  rest  of  the  play" 
  3:  not  belonging  to  that  in  which  it  is  contained;  introduced 
  from  an  outside  source;  "water  free  of  extraneous  matter"; 
  "foreign  particles  in  milk"  [syn:  {foreign}] 
  4:  coming  from  the  outside;  "extraneous  light  in  the  camera 
  spoiled  the  photograph";  "relying  upon  an  extraneous 
  income";  "disdaining  outside  pressure  groups"  [syn:  {external}, 
  {outside}] 




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