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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


  • Baseball-Pioneering James marvels as influence spreads far
    (Fixes typo in first paragraph, remove extraneous words in final paragraph) By Padraic Halpin DUBLIN, Nov 6 (Reuters) - For most of his 40 years spent analysing and writing about baseball, Bill James, the godfather of the sport's data-driven "Moneyball" movement, was an outcast. This week the 65-year-old Boston Red Sox advisor shared the stage with t Read more on this news related to 'Extraneous'
  • PRECIOUS-Gold dips after rallying on U.S. jobs data
    (Removes extraneous word from headline) SINGAPORE, Nov 10 (Reuters) - Gold slipped nearly 1 percent early on Monday after a short covering rally in the previous session, fuelled by a softer-than-expected U.S. jobs report, showing that the metal was still not out of the woods. Despite a 3 percent jump on Friday, gold remained below a key $1,180-an-ounce level that Read more on this news related to 'Extraneous'
  • Baseball - REFILE-INTERVIEW-Baseball-Pioneering James marvels as influence spreads far
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