irrelevancy
noun (plural -cies) Date: 1592 irrelevance

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  • irrelevancy — ir·rel·e·van·cy /ir re lə vən sē/ n pl cies: irrelevance Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. irrelevancy …   Law dictionary

  • irrelevancy — The absence of the quality of relevancy, as in evidence or pleadings. The quality or state of being inapplicable or impertinent to a fact or argument. Irrelevancy, in an answer, consists in statements which are not material to the decision of the …   Black's law dictionary

  • irrelevancy — The absence of the quality of relevancy, as in evidence or pleadings. The quality or state of being inapplicable or impertinent to a fact or argument. Irrelevancy, in an answer, consists in statements which are not material to the decision of the …   Black's law dictionary

  • irrelevancy — [[t]ɪre̱lɪv(ə)nsi[/t]] irrelevancies N COUNT If you describe something as an irrelevancy, you have a low opinion of it because it is not important in a situation. Why was he wasting her time with these irrelevancies? Syn: irrelevance …   English dictionary

  • irrelevancy — 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… …   English dictionary

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

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

  • irrelevancy — /i rel euh veuhn see/, n., pl. irrelevancies. irrelevance. [1795 1805; IR 2 + RELEVANCY] * * * …   Universalium

  • irrelevancy — noun a) The quality of being irrelevant or inapplicable; lack of pertinence or connection. b) A thing that is irrelevant having no bearing on the subject of discussion. Ant: relevancy …   Wiktionary

  • irrelevancy — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun An instance of digressing: aside, deviation, digression, divagation, divergence, divergency, excursion, excursus, parenthesis, tangent. See APPROACH …   English dictionary for students

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