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    extraneous - Dictionary definition and meaning for word extraneous

    (adj) not pertinent to the matter under consideration
    Example Sentence
    • an issue extraneous to the debate
    • the price was immaterial
    • mentioned several impertinent facts before finally coming to the point
    (adj) not essential
    Example Sentence
    • the ballet struck me as extraneous and somewhat out of keeping with the rest of the play
    (adj) not belonging to that in which it is contained; introduced from an outside source
    Synonyms : foreign
    Example Sentence
    • water free of extraneous matter
    • foreign particles in milk
    (adj) coming from the outside
    Synonyms : external , outside
    Example Sentence
    • extraneous light in the camera spoiled the photograph
    • relying upon an extraneous income
    • disdaining outside pressure groups
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for extraneous

Think of news channels....EXTRA+NEWS...In order to get TRP, news channels show irrelevant or unrelated things hence the news are most of the times EXTRANEOUS

concentrate on extra + ne + ous.....something that is extra is NOT ESSENTIAL(NE)

EX(extra)+TRANEOUS(trainees)...We don't need any EXTRA TRAINEES...we have got enuf in our city

EXTRA hai- nahi (NE) - use (OUS).....something in excess and not of any worth

Extra + neo(new) + us => I would not allow Extra New ppls' interference in Us (in our relationship)

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extra nurse are comming from outside

Extra + adjective suffix (ous) = Extraneous

external asks extra questions which are not essential

Extra on US. So it is not inherent.

sounds 'extra in ous' >> these people do belong to our group, means are extra.. they are not of any use in our group..

EXTRA + ANUS...extra anus is not essential :p

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text: reasonable technique no extraneous
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