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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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  • 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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* 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


  • N.Y. court asked to freeze Turkish family's assets in UAE bank
    (Deletes extraneous word in lead.) By Daniel Wiessner ALBANY, N.Y.(Reuters) - An attorney for a Motorola subsidiary asked New York's top state court on Tuesday to allow it to freeze the assets of a Turkish family held by a branch of an international bank in the United Arab Emirates. U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan in 2003 ruled that the Uzan family Read more on this news related to 'Extraneous'
  • UN rights boss condemns 'widespread' Islamic State crimes in Iraq
    (Refiles to remove extraneous characters from headline) * Witnesses report execution of 670 prisoners from Mosul * Pillay condemns war crimes, crimes against humanity * Killings, forced conversions, slavery, sex crimes reported By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Aug 25 (Reuters) - United Nations human rights chief Navi Pillay on Monday condemned "appalling, widespr Read more on this news related to 'Extraneous'
  • HC order paves way for Lalit Modi’s return
    "Extraneous considerations and irrelevant materials behind passport’s revocation" Read more on this news related to 'Extraneous'

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