extrinsic

  • 1 extrinsic — ex·trin·sic /ek strin zik, sik/ adj: not contained in or occurring in something (as a contract) an extrinsic representation Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. extrinsic …

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  • 2 extrinsic — extrinsic, extraneous, foreign, alien are comparable when they mean external to something or someone or to the true nature or original character of such thing or person. Extrinsic applies to something which is distinctly outside the thing in… …

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  • 3 extrinsic — ex‧trin‧sic [ɪkˈstrɪnsɪk, zɪk] adjective [only before a noun] formal relating to matters which affect the outer appearance or behaviour of something * * * extrinsic UK US /ekˈstrɪnzɪk/ adjective ► coming from outside a particular person or thing …

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  • 4 extrinsic — [ek strin′sik, eks trin′zik; ik strin′sik, ikstrin′zik] adj. [Fr extrinseque < L extrinsecus, from without, outer < exter, without + secus, following, otherwise < base of sequi, to follow: see SEQUENT] 1. not really belonging to the… …

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  • 5 Extrinsic — Ex*trin sic, a. [L. extrinsecus; exter on the outside + secus otherwise, beside; akin to E. second: cf. F. extrins[ e]que. See {Exterior}, {Second}.] 1. Not contained in or belonging to a body; external; outward; unessential; opposed to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 extrinsic — 1540s, from Fr. extrinsèque, from L.L. extrinsecus (adj.), from L. extrinsecus (adv.) “outwardly,” from exter “outside” + in, suffix of locality, + secus “beside, alongside, originally following (related to sequi to follow; see SEQUEL… …

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  • 7 extrinsic — [adj] foreign acquired, alien, exotic, exterior, external, extraneous, gained, imported, outer, outside, outward, superficial; concept 549 Ant. essential, integral, interior, intrinsic, necessary …

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  • 8 extrinsic — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not essential or inherent. DERIVATIVES extrinsically adverb. ORIGIN Latin extrinsecus outward …

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  • 9 extrinsic — exterior, external, extraneous, extrinsic 1. The four words are related, and all have meanings based on outside. Exterior and external both refer to the outside of things in contrast to the inside • (Most manufacturers describe their exterior… …

    Modern English usage

  • 10 extrinsic — adjective Etymology: French & Late Latin; French extrinsèque, from Late Latin extrinsecus, from Latin, adverb, from without; akin to Latin exter outward and to Latin sequi to follow more at exterior, sue Date: 1613 1. a. not forming part of or… …

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  • 11 extrinsic — extrinsically, adv. /ik strin sik, zik/, adj. 1. not essential or inherent; not a basic part or quality; extraneous: facts that are extrinsic to the matter under discussion. 2. being outside a thing; outward or external; operating or coming from… …

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  • 12 extrinsic — Originating outside of the part where found or upon which it acts; denoting especially a muscle, such as e. muscles of hand. [L. extrinsecus, from without] * * * ex·trin·sic ek strin zik, strin(t) sik adj 1) originating or due to causes or… …

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  • 13 extrinsic — adj. (formal) extrinsic to * * * [ek strɪnsɪk] (formal) extrinsic to …

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  • 14 extrinsic — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Separate Nouns 1. extrinsicality, outwardness, extraneousness, foreignness, objectivity. See exterior, auxiliary, circumstance. 2. (extrinsic object or action) accessory, appendage, extra, appurtenance,… …

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  • 15 extrinsic — ex|trin|sic [ekˈstrınsık, zık] adj formal [Date: 1500 1600; : French; Origin: extrinsèque, from Latin extrinsecus from outside ] coming from outside or not directly relating to something ≠ ↑intrinsic ▪ Staff who complete extra qualifications… …

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  • 16 extrinsic — [[t]ɪkstrɪ̱nzɪk, AM sɪk[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n Extrinsic reasons, forces, or factors exist outside the person or situation they affect. [FORMAL] Nowadays there are fewer extrinsic pressures to get married. Syn: external Ant: intrinsic …

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  • 17 extrinsic — ex•trin•sic [[t]ɪkˈstrɪn sɪk, zɪk[/t]] adj. 1) not essential or inherent; extraneous: extrinsic facts[/ex] 2) being, operating, or coming from without: extrinsic influences[/ex] 3) anat. (of a muscle or nerve) originating outside the anatomical… …

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  • 18 extrinsic — adj. Extrinsic is used with these nouns: ↑factor …

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  • 19 extrinsic — ex|trin|sic [ eks trınsık ] adjective FORMAL coming from outside a particular person or thing: extrinsic influences ─ opposite INTRINSIC …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 extrinsic — adjective climate, geography, and other extrinsic factors Syn: external, extraneous, exterior, outside, outward Ant: intrinsic …

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