Definitions for: Extraneous


[adj] coming from the outside; "extraneous light in the camera spoiled the photograph"; "relying upon an extraneous income"; "disdaining outside pressure groups"
[adj] not essential; "the ballet struck me as extraneous and somewhat out of keeping with the rest of the play"
[adj] not pertinent to the matter under consideration; "an issue extraneous to the debate"; "the price was immaterial"; "mentioned several impertinent facts before finally coming to the point"
[adj] not belonging to that in which it is contained; introduced from an outside source; "water free of extraneous matter"; "foreign particles in milk"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Nothing is admitted extraneous from the indictment.
--Landor.
-- Ex*tra"ne*ous*ly, adv.

Synonyms: adulterant, adulterating, external, extrinsic, foreign, immaterial, impertinent, irrelevant, outside

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