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extrinsic


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Extrinsic  \Ex*trin"sic\,  a.  [L.  extrinsecus  exter  on  the 
  outside  +  secus  otherwise,  beside;  akin  to  E.  second:  cf  F. 
  extrins[`e]que.  See  {Exterior},  {Second}.] 
  1.  Not  contained  in  or  belonging  to  a  body;  external; 
  outward;  unessential;  --  opposed  to  intrinsic. 
 
  The  extrinsic  aids  of  education  and  of  artificial 
  culture.  --I.  Taylor. 
 
  2.  (Anat.)  Attached  partly  to  an  organ  or  limb  and  partly  to 
  some  other  part?  --  said  of  certain  groups  of  muscles. 
  Opposed  to  intrinsic. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  extrinsic 
  adj  :  not  forming  an  essential  part  of  a  thing  or  arising  or 
  originating  from  the  outside;  "extrinsic  evidence";  "an 
  extrinsic  feature  of  the  new  building";  "that  style  is 
  something  extrinsic  to  the  subject";  "looking  for 
  extrinsic  aid"  [ant:  {intrinsic}] 




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