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Word: extraneous

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

Sentences Containing 'extraneous'

(In types of electrosurgery which "do" employ a ground-pad, the ground-pad path serves as such a low resistance ground to the machine, that extraneous other ground paths become unimportant, and thus with proper precautions these methods can, and often are, used on anesthetized patients).
An extraneous jurisdiction of this kind, besides, is liable to be exercised both ignorantly and capriciously.
Before this process is started, the rice from the field is subject to a cleaning process to remove stalks and any extraneous material by means of special machinery.
Day 11 featured a men's quarterfinal, between Novak Djoković and Andy Roddick, that, like the match between Murray and del Potro, was preceded, and in this case, followed, by a controversial incident somewhat extraneous to the match played.
Dynamic alarm annunciation management focuses the operator’s attention by eliminating extraneous alarms, providing better recognition of critical problems, and insuring swifter, more accurate operator response.
Extraneous stresses, such as job loss due to worksite bankruptcy, might also complicate causal determination.
Furthermore, they show themselves to be totally extraneous to any human meaning, and no human can see anything significant in them.
However, senior BJP leaders had strongly mentioned that HLP dissidents had no "genuine grouse" and left the party for "extraneous" personal reasons.
Instead of containing only the "luxA" and "luxB" genes, bioreporters can contain all five genes of the "lux" cassette, thereby allowing for a completely independent light generating system that requires no extraneous additions of substrate nor any excitation by an external light source.
It is sometimes found in pieces of some bulk; and, even when mixed, in small and almost insensible particles, with sand, earth, and other extraneous bodies, it can be separated from them by a very short and simple operation, which can be carried on in any private house by any body who is possessed of a small quantity of mercury.
Maddox can be seen as an anti-hero dedicated to upholding the law regardless of any extraneous code of honor, or any personal happiness.
Needless to say, the last verse is an extraneous recapitulation, which could have been better served as a fade-out."
Our thoughts and enquiries are, therefore, every moment, employed about this relation: Yet so imperfect are the ideas which we form concerning it, that it is impossible to give any just definition of cause, except what is drawn from something extraneous and foreign to it.
Several extraneous sums, altogether independent of that ordinary revenue, have contributed towards it.
The advantage, however, which the land-lord has derived from the invariable constancy of the valuation, by which all the lands of Great Britain are rated to the land-tax, has been principally owing to some circumstances altogether extraneous to the nature of the tax.
There was no occasion for him now to interpolate extraneous matter; nay, his readers told him plainly that what they wanted of him was more Don Quixote and more Sancho Panza, and not novels, tales, or digressions.
Whoever has attended for any considerable time to the administration of a French university, must have had occasion to remark the effects which naturally result from an arbitrary and extraneous jurisdiction of this kind.

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