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extrinsic

ex·trin·sic

extrinsic

 
pronunciation:
ihk strIn sihk [or] ihk strIn zihk
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: not inherent or essential; extraneous. (Cf. intrinsic.)
The critical reception of the poem is extrinsic to the question of its value as art.
antonyms:
inherent, intrinsic
similar words:
accidental
definition 2: not within or part of something; external.
similar words:
exterior, outside
derivation: extrinsically (adv.)