Definition of extraneous adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɪkˈstreɪniəs//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪkˈstreɪniəs//
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not directly connected with the particular situation you are in or the subject you are dealing with synonym irrelevant 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. factors extraneous to the case Word Originmid 17th cent.: from Latin extraneus + -ous.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: extraneous