Extraneous

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Extraneous Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • coming from the outside; "extraneous light in the camera spoiled the photograph"; "relying upon an extraneous income"; "disdaining outside pressure groups"
  • not essential; "the ballet struck me as extraneous and somewhat out of keeping with the rest of the play"
  • 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"
  • not belonging to that in which it is contained; introduced from an outside source; "water free of extraneous matter"; "foreign particles in milk"

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Extraneous'


  • Intermission: Extraneous Music from the Residents' Mole Show: Intermission: Extraneous Music from the Residents' Mole Show is an EP by The Residents, released in 1982. It featured music from the opening, closing and
  • Extraneous and missing solutions: In mathematics, an extraneous solution represents a solution, such as that to an equation, that emerges from the process of solving the problem but is

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* In the life of children there are two very clear-cut phases, before and after puberty. Before puberty the child's personality has not yet formed and it is easier to guide its life and make it acquire specific habits of order, discipline, and work after puberty the personality develops impetuously and all extraneous intervention becomes odious, tyrannical, insufferable. Now it so happens that parents feel the responsibility towards their children precisely during this second period, when it is too late then of course the stick and violence enter the scene and yield very few results indeed. Why not instead take an interest in the child during the first period - Antonio Gramsci


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Extraneous Sample Sentences in News


  • Scottish prosecutor says no reason to doubt Lockerbie bomber's guilt
    (Removes extraneous word in headline) By Michael Holden LONDON, Dec 20 (Reuters) - No evidence has emerged that casts doubt on the conviction of a late Libyan intelligence officer for the Lockerbie airline bombing 26 years ago, says Scotland's top prosecutor. However, efforts to track down others behind the deadly attack have been hampered by the violence that Read more on this news related to 'Extraneous'
  • Soccer-Canada thanking their luck after World Cup draw
    (Drops extraneous letter from headline) By Steve Keating GATINEAU, Quebec Dec 6 (Reuters) - Canadian coach John Herdman was thanking his lucky stars on Saturday after his team avoided the so-called 'Group of Death' and landed in a challenging but familiar pool at the 2015 Women's World Cup draw on Saturday. Herdman got just about everything he had wish Read more on this news related to 'Extraneous'
  • 'Extraneous noise' shunts out Tarun Tejpal from lit-fest
    Controversial author-editor Tarun Tejpal , accused and awaiting trial on rape charges, was invited and subsequently un-invited to a literature festival conducted by a prominent English daily. Read more on this news related to 'Extraneous'

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