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extraneous

ex·tra·ne·ous

extraneous

pronunciation:
ihk streI ni s
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: coming from outside; foreign.
During the filming, we need to keep extraneous noise to a minimum.
similar words:
exterior, foreign
definition 2: not being part of the essential elements.
The gold ore is filled with extraneous substances which must be removed.
antonyms:
fundamental
similar words:
foreign, irrelevant, nonessential, unnecessary
definition 3: not related or relevant.
The report is filled with extraneous details that can be ignored.
synonyms:
irrelevant, nonessential
antonyms:
pertinent, relevant
derivations: extraneously (adv.), extraneousness (n.)
Word Parts
The word extraneous contains the following part:
extr-, extra-, exter- Latin prefix that means on the outside, beyond
synonyms:
ec, ect, ecto, exo-, ex-