Meaning of extraneous

ex•tra•ne•ous

Pronunciation: (ik-strā'nē-us), [key]
— adj.
  1. introduced or coming from without; not belonging or proper to a thing; external; foreign: extraneous substances in our water.
  2. not pertinent; irrelevant: an extraneous remark; extraneous decoration.
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