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extrinsic - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'extrinsic' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Extrinsic [ a.]
- Not contained in or belonging to a body; external; outward; unessential; -- opposed to intrinsic.
- Attached partly to an organ or limb and partly to some other part/ -- said of certain groups of muscles. Opposed to intrinsic.

Meaning of 'extrinsic' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . extrinsic [ a]
Meaning (1):
- not forming an essential part of a thing or arising or originating from the outside
Example in sentence:
  • an extrinsic feature of the new building;
  • extrinsic evidence;
  • looking for extrinsic aid;
  • that style is something extrinsic to the subject