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

  • adjective Unrelated to the matter being considered.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not relevant; not having relation; not applicable or pertinent.
  • In law. having no legitimate bearing on the real question. See immaterial, incompetent, relevant.

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

  • adjective Not related, not applicable, unimportant, not connected.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective having no bearing on or connection with the subject at issue


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  • The irrevelant is the lifeblood of life. Irrelevancy is the context of everything relevant. The irrelevant is the space of permission. If nothing were irrelevant, what then?: everything inextricably constricted, conjoined, contraposed abd conflated. See three.

    January 22, 2007