extraneousness
noun see extraneous

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Extraneousness — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Extraneousness >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 extraneousness extraneousness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 extrinsicality extrinsicality &c. 6 Sgm: N 1 exteriority exteriority &c. 220 Sgm: N 1 alienage alienage alienism …   English dictionary for students

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

  • extraneousness — See extraneously. * * * …   Universalium

  • extraneousness — noun /ɪkˈstreɪniəsnəs,ɛkˈstreɪniəsnəs/ The state of being extraneous or inessential and irrelevant; extrinsic. Syn: extrinsicness, inessentialness, irrelevantness See Also: extraneous, extraneously …   Wiktionary

  • extraneousness — n. inessentiality, irrelevance …   English contemporary dictionary

  • extraneousness — ex·tra·ne·ous·ness …   English syllables

  • extraneousness — noun unrelatedness by virtue of falling outside the matter at hand (Freq. 1) • Derivationally related forms: ↑extraneous • Hypernyms: ↑unrelatedness * * * noun ( es) : the quality …   Useful english dictionary

  • Extrinsicality — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Extrinsicality >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 extrinsicality extrinsicality objectiveness non ego Sgm: N 1 extraneousness extraneousness &c. 57 Sgm: N 1 accident accident PARAG:Extrinsicality >Adj GRP: Adj 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • 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

  • 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

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