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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having no correlative relationship; unconnected.
  • adjective Irrelevant.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In biology, of or pertaining to the reduplication or repetition of like parts or organs without mutual relation.
  • Not relative; without mutual relations; unconnected.
  • In music, not having tones in common; not connected or related: as, irrelative chords, keys, etc. (that is, chords, keys, etc., that have few or no tones in common).
  • noun That which is not relative or connected.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Not relative; without mutual relations; unconnected.
  • adjective (Mus.) those having no common tone.
  • adjective (Biol.) the multiplication of parts that serve for a common purpose, but have no mutual dependence or connection.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective archaic irrelevant, not connected

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