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Definition of irrelevant adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

  

irrelevant

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//ɪˈrɛləvənt//
 
 
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not important to or connected with a situation totally/completely/largely irrelevant irrelevant remarks Whether I believe you or not is irrelevant now. irrelevant to something/somebody That evidence is irrelevant to the case. Many people consider politics irrelevant to their lives. opposite relevant AWL Collocationsrelevantrelevant adjectiveclosely connected with the subject you are discussing or the situation you are inliterature factor, variable data, information fact questionThis study includes all the relevant variables that past research suggests.culturally, socially theoreticallyResearchers note the importance of culturally relevant health programs.especially, highly, particularlyThree problems in the literature on youth and globalization are particularly relevant to my focus here.potentially directly causallyA number of potentially relevant factors might be added to these models.consider something, deem somethingWhere one stands in this debate depends on the evidence considered relevant to the question.~ toThis work is highly relevant to the interpretation of Native American religious traditions.irrelevant adjectivedetail, informationResearch shows that children’s ability to filter irrelevant information improves significantly from the ages of five to seven years.largely entirely increasingly seeminglyFor the purposes of this paper, the first six verses are largely irrelevant; our focus is on the final verse.render somethingThe civil war was so widespread that it rendered the central government largely irrelevant.~ toMany of their examples are irrelevant to our arguments.relevance nouncontemporary causal direct questionable particularThe new translation is not only of historical interest but also of contemporary relevance.
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