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Definition of extrinsic adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



, NAmE//ɛksˈtrɪnsɪk//
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not belonging naturally to someone or something; coming from or existing outside someone or something rather than within them extrinsic factors She was motivated by the idea of extrinsic rewards such as salary rather than intrinsic ones such as pride and self-respect. compare intrinsic
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