extraneously
adverb see extraneous

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • extraneously — extraneous ► ADJECTIVE 1) irrelevant or unrelated to the subject. 2) of external origin. DERIVATIVES extraneously adverb extraneousness noun. ORIGIN Latin extraneus …   English terms dictionary

  • Extraneously — 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. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • extraneously — See extraneous. * * * …   Universalium

  • extraneously — adverb In an extraneous manner …   Wiktionary

  • extraneously — adv. in an inessential manner, irrelevantly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • extraneously — ex·tra·ne·ous·ly …   English syllables

  • extraneously — adverb : in an extraneous manner * * * extrānˈeously adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑extraneous …   Useful english dictionary

  • extraneous — extraneously, adv. extraneousness, n. /ik stray nee euhs/, adj. 1. introduced or coming from without; not belonging or proper to a thing; external; foreign: extraneous substances in our water. 2. not pertinent; irrelevant: an extraneous remark;… …   Universalium

  • Superaddition — Su per*ad*di tion, n. The act of adding something in excess or something extraneous; also, something which is added in excess or extraneously. [1913 Webster] This superaddition is nothing but fat. Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • extraneous — adjective Etymology: Latin extraneus more at strange Date: 1638 1. existing on or coming from the outside < extraneous light > 2. a. not forming an essential or vital part < extraneous ornamentation > b. having no relevance < an extrane …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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