adjective Date: 1640 not relative: a. not related b. irrelevantirrelatively adverb

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  • Irrelative — Ir*rel a*tive, a. Not relative; without mutual relations; unconnected. {Ir*rel a*tive*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] {Irrelative chords} (Mus.), those having no common tone. {Irrelative repetition} (Biol.), the multiplication of parts that serve for a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • irrelative — I adjective alien, apart, detached, impertinent, inapplicable, inapposite, independent, irrelevant, removed, separate, separated, strange, unaffiliated, unallied, unassociated, unattached, unconnected, unrelated, without connection, without… …   Law dictionary

  • irrelative — [i rel′ə tiv] adj. unrelated or irrelevant irrelatively adv …   English World dictionary

  • irrelative — /ɪˈrɛlətɪv/ (say i reluhtiv) adjective 1. → irrelevant. –phrase 2. irrelative to, not relative to; without relation to. –irrelatively, adverb –irrelativeness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • irrelative — irrelatively, adv. irrelativeness, n. /i rel euh tiv/, adj. 1. not relative; without relation (usually fol. by to). 2. not pertinent; irrelevant. [1630 40; IR 2 + RELATIVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • irrelative — adjective irrelevant, not connected …   Wiktionary

  • irrelative — adj. not related, not connected, without any relation; not relevant, irrelevant …   English contemporary dictionary

  • irrelative — adjective rare unconnected; unrelated. Derivatives irrelatively adverb …   English new terms dictionary

  • irrelative — ir·relative …   English syllables

  • irrelative — ir•rel•a•tive [[t]ɪˈrɛl ə tɪv[/t]] adj. 1) not relative; without relation (usu. fol. by to) 2) irrelevant • Etymology: 1630–40 ir•rel′a•tive•ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

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