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English adjective: extrinsic

1. extrinsic not forming an essential part of a thing or arising or originating from the outside

SamplesExtrinsic evidence.
An extrinsic feature of the new building.
That style is something extrinsic to the subject.
Looking for extrinsic aid.

Similaradscititious, adventitious, alien, external, extraneous, extraneous, foreign, outside

See alsoinessential, unessential

Antonymsintrinsic, intrinsical

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