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Short Definition : not essential; irrelevant; superfluous; external; coming from the outside; Ex. extraneous details/noise/to the subject

(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
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by nileshdive

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

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

EXTRA hai- nahi (NE) - use (OUS).....something in excess and not of any worth
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by shanto6888

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

extra nurse are comming from outside
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by aziz

Extra + adjective suffix (ous) = Extraneous
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by onno manush

external asks extra questions which are not essential
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by joxeusindia

Extra on US. So it is not inherent.
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by pmaditya

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

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


Short Definition : projection; conjecture; V. extrapolate: infer (unknown information) from known information

(noun) (mathematics) calculation of the value of a function outside the range of known values
(noun) an inference about the future (or about some hypothetical situation) based on known facts and observations
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for extrapolation

During election time many news channels show extrapole of elections they just try to make predict who will going to win election based on current known information extrapolation is similar
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by arpit108

hw much EXTRA did PAUL ATE ? u will hav 2 guess that! :D i.e Infer, conjecture
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by avinav

split it like....extra+pol(sounds like pull.)+ate......AND YOU PULL SOMETHING EXTRA ....TO EXPAND OR EXTEND IT SOME MORE SO EVERY ONE CAN know it.......simillarly extending your knowledge in a unknown area.
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by preetisoni2411

maths INTERPOLATION is to estimate between two values,,,EXTRAPOLATION is estimate after last value
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by joxeusindia

pull means drawing from special cases to a more general cases.
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by preetisoni2411

rem extrapolation in maths
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by mon_m

Extrapolation:- Extra +Population. you have to come up with a figure for the extra population.
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by adi_agarwal

extra + poll >>> during poll's news channels give the extra information about who may probably win comparing the previous records... relate this..
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by RajeshBorkar

extrapolation- nothing but Exit Pole before election results
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by rohan88


Short Definition : free from an entanglement or difficulty; disentangle

(verb) release from entanglement of difficulty
Example Sentence
  • I cannot extricate myself from this task

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for extricate

concentrate on PLAYED A TRIC(k) in order to FREE himself from the prison.
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by imajeeth

take it as the opposite of intricate which means to entangle
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by meetnish

(ex+tric+ate) when u remove all the tricks played on someone he/she becomes free
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by ready4gre

sounds similar to extract and that is what the meaning is.
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by pulkitdave007

It took EXTRA(extri)effort for KATE(cate) to free her cat from its entanglements
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by kayla2010

EXTRICATE means the opposite of RESTRICT.
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by dshefman

sounds excrete >>> to excrete means to remove from...
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by RajeshBorkar

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by shadip

extricate = ex-trick-ate = remove from a tricky situation
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by shalnew

Jailor rusticated because kaidi bhag gaya
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by swap.kamble

Extricate = ex means cut the box, tri means tripple, cat & free them to eat.
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by shaktipada


Short Definition : external; not essential or inherent; extraneous; OP. intrinsic

(adj) not forming an essential part of a thing or arising or originating from the outside
Example Sentence
  • extrinsic evidence
  • an extrinsic feature of the new building
  • that style is something extrinsic to the subject
  • looking for extrinsic aid

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for extrinsic

Something extrinsic is EXTRa or EXTRaneous, therefore it is not necessary.
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by nic42991

Extrinsic is opposite of Intrinsic
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by onno manush

Thnk of Extrinsic Semiconductor..some external material is added 2 d pure semiconductor..
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by jaiganesh


Short Definition : person interested mostly in external objects and actions

(noun) (psychology) a person concerned more with practical realities than with inner thoughts and feelings
Synonyms : extravert

(adj) being concerned with the social and physical environment
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for extrovert

person interested in extra things not his own things
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by satishvudaru

Exterior world
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by kevingeorge

person attracted towards other extra thing
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by swap.kamble


Short Definition : force or push out; thrust out; shape (plastic or metal) by forcing through a die

(verb) form or shape by forcing through an opening
Synonyms : squeeze out
Example Sentence
  • extrude steel

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for extrude

INtrude is to enter whereas extrude is to force or push OUT (ex means out)
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by nic42991

Exit-tru-door.. force out
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by laserjack

EXTRA RUDE to get into shape
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by babblubharath

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