American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Not constituting a vital element or part.
- adj. Inessential or unrelated to the topic or matter at hand; irrelevant. See Synonyms at irrelevant.
- adj. Coming from the outside: extraneous interference.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not belonging or proper to a thing; not intrinsic or essential, though attached; foreign: as, to separate gold from extraneous matter; extraneous ornaments or observances.
- Synonyms See exterior.
- In music, not belonging to a standard scale or key; chromatic.
- adj. Not belonging to, or dependent upon, a thing; without or beyond a thing; foreign
- adj. Not essential or intrinsic
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Not belonging to, or dependent upon, a thing; without or beyond a thing; not essential or intrinsic; foreign.
- adj. not pertinent to the matter under consideration
- adj. coming from the outside
- adj. not belonging to that in which it is contained; introduced from an outside source
- adj. not essential
- From Latin extrāneus ("from without, strange") (Wiktionary)
- From Latin extrāneus, from extrā, outside; see extra-. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“But as far as an "emergency fund," which I define as extraneous and unexpected expenses hospital bill, car wreck, etc.”
“The other thing to be aware of when looking at fonts is what I call extraneous fonts.”
“This book also they call extraneous, which some of the Jews prohibit to be read.”
“Although so much of it is too entrancing to be termed extraneous, it does mean a director has to deal with the abundant non-libretto passages.”
“What Democrats said is that they also offered the president another carrot, if you will, and that is to cut off some of the -- what the White House called extraneous domestic spending on this emergency bill.”
“But it is true that observing that there are certain thoughts which arise neither from external objects nor from the determination of my will, but only from my faculty of thinking; in order to mark the difference between the ideas or the notions which are the forms of these thoughts, and to distinguish them from the others, which may be called extraneous or voluntary, I have called them innate.”
“These excisable songs are perhaps best described as extraneous genre exercises (most specifically, the just a little bit too cute "I Did What I Did").”
“But it does mean that if a law is consistently applied to only one subset of persons, based on political or other extraneous considerations (extraneous, meaning other than whether the person committed the crime), then it ceases to be an exercise in “law” and becomes one of politics.”
“Bonus points were given for "extraneous" factors such as the presence of an Australian accent and points were deducted for "rudeness of being Canadian.”
“India should be less concerned about the inclusion of "extraneous" issues in the FTA as most of the provisions are in any case either covered by domestic legislation or non-binding.”
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