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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'

  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...

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'Extraneous' example sentence in quotations

* 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

  • Rugby-Wallabies ring wing changes for Cape Town clash
    (Repeats, deleting extraneous word in first para) By Mark Gleeson CAPE TOWN, Sept 25 (Reuters) - Winger Joe Tomane will make his first international appearance in almost a year as Australia made three changes to their side for their Rugby Championship test against South Africa at Newlands on Saturday. Adam Ashley-Cooper returns on the other wing while hooker Saia Read more on this news related to 'Extraneous'
  • DC Sports Bog: Construction company will correct ‘GO NAT’S’ banner before Friday’s game
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  • Oil falls more than $1 on Kuwait, Saudi signals; China offsets
    (Removes extraneous word in 6th paragraph, fixes formatting) * China Sept crude oil imports up 9.5 pct vs Aug * OPEC unlikely to cut output to support prices - Kuwait * Saudi Arabia tells markets it is ready to accept lower prices (Adds China data, quotes and updates prices) By Florence Tan and Meeyoung Cho SINGAPORE/SEOUL, Oct 13 (Reuters) - Global oil futures lo Read more on this news related to 'Extraneous'

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