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Definition of extraneous adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1not directly connected with the particular situation you are in or the subject you are dealing with synonym irrelevant
  2. 2 We do not want any extraneous information on the page. Coughs and extraneous noises can be edited out. extraneous to something We shall ignore factors extraneous to the problem.
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