Definitions of extraneous:
- adjective: not essential
Example: "The ballet struck me as extraneous and somewhat out of keeping with the rest of the play"
- adjective: not pertinent to the matter under consideration
Example: "An issue extraneous to the debate"
- adjective: not belonging to that in which it is contained; introduced from an outside source
Example: "Water free of extraneous matter"
- adjective: coming from the outside
Example: "Extraneous light in the camera spoiled the photograph"
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