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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 

EXTRINSIC (adjective)

Sense 1extrinsic [BACK TO TOP]


Not forming an essential part of a thing or arising or originating from the outside

Context examples:

extrinsic evidence / an extrinsic feature of the new building / that style is something extrinsic to the subject / looking for extrinsic aid


accidental; adventitious (associated by chance and not an integral part)

adscititious (added or derived from something outside; not inherent)

alien; foreign (not contained in or deriving from the essential nature of something)

external; extraneous; outside (coming from the outside)

extraneous (not essential)


inessential; unessential (not basic or fundamental)


intrinsic (belonging to a thing by its very nature)

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