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

 

extrinsic

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//eksˈtrɪnsɪk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//eksˈtrɪnsɪk//
 
; BrE BrE//eksˈtrɪnzɪk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//eksˈtrɪnzɪk//
 
(formal)
 
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not belonging naturally to somebody/something; coming from or existing outside somebody/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 Word Origin mid 16th cent. (in the sense ‘outward’): from late Latin extrinsecus ‘outward’, from Latin extrinsecus ‘outwardly’, based on exter ‘outer’; the ending was altered under the influence of -ic.
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