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- 1. extrinsic (vs. intrinsic), adventitious, adscititious, alien, foreign, external, extraneous, outside, extraneous, inessential#1, unessential
- usage: not forming an essential part of a thing or arising or originating from the outside; "extrinsic evidence"; "an extrinsic feature of the new building"; "that style is something extrinsic to the subject"; "looking for extrinsic aid"
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