extrinsic

[ ik-strin-sik, -zik ]SEE DEFINITION OF extrinsic

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EXTRINSIC

As in other minerals, value has both its intrinsic and extrinsic elements.

I've neither fortune, nor fame, nor extrinsic advantages of any kind.

It brings in the extrinsic consideration of social consequences.

There are some extrinsic facts which hitherto unknown should be noted.

Nor has it any solid support from tradition or extrinsic authority.

But there are other causes also extrinsic, such as the Movent.

And this may spell degeneration, as in parasites, when an extrinsic standard is used.

If a fellow could cut out all that extrinsic interest he would be a fool to do so.

Moisture has more effect on the strength of wood than any other extrinsic condition.

Class difference was the only difference, and class was extrinsic.

WORD ORIGIN

1540s, from French extrinsèque, from Late Latin extrinsecus (adj.), from Latin extrinsecus (adv.) "outwardly," from exter "outside" + in, suffix of locality, + secus "beside, alongside," originally "following" (related to sequi "to follow;" see sequel).

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