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Dictionary entry overview: What does extrinsic mean?
• EXTRINSIC (adjective)
The adjective EXTRINSIC has 1 sense:
1. not forming an essential part of a thing or arising or originating from the outside
Familiarity information: EXTRINSIC used as an adjective is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
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Not forming an essential part of a thing or arising or originating from the outside
extrinsic evidence / an extrinsic feature of the new building / that style is something extrinsic to the subject / looking for extrinsic aid
adscititious (added or derived from something outside; not inherent)
extraneous (not essential)
intrinsic (belonging to a thing by its very nature)
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