irrelevance
noun Date: 1843 1. the quality or state of being irrelevant 2. something irrelevant

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  • irrelevance — UK [ɪˈreləvəns] / US or irrelevancy UK [ɪˈreləvənsɪ] / US noun Word forms irrelevance : singular irrelevance plural irrelevances a) [uncountable] the fact of being not relevant The irrelevance of his replies indicated that he wasn t listening. b) …   English dictionary

  • irrelevance — ir·rel·e·vance /ir re lə vəns/ n 1: the quality or state of being irrelevant 2: something that is irrelevant Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • irrelevance — irrelevance, irrelevancy Both words are in use and there is no distinction in their meaning, but irrelevance is more common …   Modern English usage

  • irrelevance — (n.) 1735, from IRRELEVANT (Cf. irrelevant) + ANCE (Cf. ance). Earlier in the same sense was irrelevancy (1590s) …   Etymology dictionary

  • irrelevance — [[t]ɪre̱lɪv(ə)ns[/t]] irrelevances 1) N UNCOUNT: oft N of n If you talk about the irrelevance of something, you mean that it is irrelevant. ...the utter irrelevance of the debate. Ant: relevance 2) N COUNT If you describe something as an… …   English dictionary

  • irrelevance — ir|rel|e|vance [ıˈrelıvəns] n also ir|rel|e|van|cy [ vənsi] 1.) [U] a lack of importance in a particular situation 2.) someone or something that is not important in a particular situation irrelevance of ▪ debates on the irrelevance of the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • irrelevance — ir|rel|e|vance [ ı reləvəns ] or ir|rel|e|van|cy [ ı reləvənsi ] noun uncount the fact of being not relevant: The irrelevance of his replies indicated that he wasn t listening. a. count something that is not important or necessary to a particular …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • irrelevance — also ir.rel.e.van.cy noun 1 (U) a lack of importance in a particular situation: The irrelevance of his remark irritated her. 2 (C) someone or something that is not important in a particular situation …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • irrelevance — irrelevant ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not relevant. DERIVATIVES irrelevance noun irrelevancy noun (pl. irrelevancies) irrelevantly adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • irrelevance — /i rel euh veuhns/, n. 1. the quality or condition of being irrelevant. 2. an irrelevant thing, act, etc. [1840 50; IR 2 + RELEVANCE] * * * …   Universalium

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