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ir·rel·e·vant

 (ĭ-rĕl′ə-vənt)
adj.
Unrelated to the matter being considered.

ir·rel′e·vant·ly adv.
Synonyms: irrelevant, extraneous, immaterial, impertinent
These adjectives mean not pertinent to the subject under consideration: ignored irrelevant comments during the discussion; a question extraneous to the topic of the presentation; an objection that was declared to be immaterial to the case; deleted the impertinent facts from the report.
Antonym: relevant

irrelevant

(ɪˈrɛləvənt)
adj
not relating or pertinent to the matter at hand; not important
irˈrelevance, irˈrelevancy n
irˈrelevantly adv

ir•rel•e•vant

(ɪˈrɛl ə vənt)

adj.
not relevant; not applicable or pertinent.
[1780–90]
ir•rel′e•vant•ly, adv.
pron: The pronunciation of irrelevant as (ɪˈrɛv ə lənt) as if spelled irrevelant, is the result of metathesis, the transposition of two sounds, in this case, the (l) and the (v). relevant, the base word, is occasionally subject to the same process. Analogy with words like prevalent and equivalent may play a role.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.irrelevant - having no bearing on or connection with the subject at issue; "an irrelevant comment"; "irrelevant allegations"
relevant - having a bearing on or connection with the subject at issue; "the scientist corresponds with colleagues in order to learn about matters relevant to her own research"

irrelevant

irrelevant

adjective
Not relevant or pertinent to the subject; not applicable:
Translations
غَيْرُ مُتَّصِلٌ بِالـمَوْضُوعِلا صِلَةَ له بالمَوضوع
irelevantnínepatřící k věci
irrelevant
epäolennainen
nevažan
irreleváns
utan viî efniî, óviîkomandi
無関係な
관계가 없는
ne vietojenesusijęs su tema
neatbilstošsnepiederīgs
irelevantný
nepomemben
irrelevant
ไม่เกี่ยวข้องกัน
alakasızilgisizkonu dışı
không liên quan

irrelevant

[ɪˈreləvənt] ADJ [details, information] → irrelevante, intrascendente
what you are saying is irrelevantlo que dices no viene al caso, lo que dices es irrelevante
those remarks are irrelevant to the present discussionesas observaciones no tienen relación con lo que se está discutiendo
the proposals are irrelevant to most of our customerslas propuestas les son indiferentes a la mayoría de nuestros clientes
he was irrelevant, merely to be disposed ofera una persona superflua de la que se podía prescindir

irrelevant

[ɪˈrɛlɪvənt] adj
(= unconnected) [remark] → hors de propos
That's irrelevant → C'est hors de propos.
He either ignored questions or gave irrelevant answers → Tantôt il ignorait mes questions, tantôt il répondait à côté.
to be irrelevant to sth (= have no bearing on) → n'avoir aucune incidence sur qch
(= unimportant) → dénué(e) de pertinence, qui n'a (plus) aucune importance
Many regarded Parliament as irrelevant → Beaucoup considéraient le parlement comme une institution dénuée de pertinence., Beaucoup considéraient le parlement comme une institution désuète.

irrelevant

adjirrelevant; details also, informationunwesentlich, nebensächlich; titles etcbedeutungslos; it is irrelevant whether he agrees or notes ist irrelevant or belanglos, ob er zustimmt; these issues are irrelevant to the younger generationdiese Fragen sind für die jüngere Generation irrelevant or belanglos; it’s irrelevant to the subjectdas ist für das Thema irrelevant; his novels are largely irrelevant to the concerns of todayseine Romane haben wenig Bezug auf die Probleme von heute; don’t be irrelevant (in discussion) → bleib bei der Sache; (in essay writing) → bleiben Sie beim Thema

irrelevant

[ɪˈrɛləvənt] adjnon pertinente
if he has the qualifications, his age is irrelevant → se ha i titoli la sua età non ha importanza

irrelevant

(iˈrelivənt) adjective
not connected with the subject that is being discussed etc. irrelevant comments.
irˈrelevantly adverb
irˈrelevance noun
irˈrelevancy noun

irrelevant

غَيْرُ مُتَّصِلٌ بِالـمَوْضُوعِ irelevantní irrelevant irrelevant άσχετος irrelevante epäolennainen hors de propos nevažan irrilevante 無関係な 관계가 없는 irrelevant irrelevant nieistotny irrelevante неуместный irrelevant ไม่เกี่ยวข้องกัน alakasız không liên quan 不相关的

irrelevant

a. ajeno-a, no pertinente, que no tiene relación con lo que se discute; que no viene al caso.
References in classic literature ?
As he glanced at me, his face dimpled with a seizure of irrelevant merriment, and he shot up the windmill tower with a lightness that struck me as disdainful.
It may be so," said the young clergyman, indifferently, as waiving a discussion that he considered irrelevant or unseasonable.
She absolutely declined to be puzzled; she turned her eyes to the flame of the candle as if the question were as irrelevant, or at any rate as impersonal, as Mrs.
I was secretly afraid of him when I saw him so dexterous; but, I felt morally and physically convinced that his light head of hair could have had no business in the pit of my stomach, and that I had a right to consider it irrelevant when so obtruded on my attention.
The disposition to hoard had been utterly crushed at the very first by the loss of his long-stored gold: the coins he earned afterwards seemed as irrelevant as stones brought to complete a house suddenly buried by an earthquake; the sense of bereavement was too heavy upon him for the old thrill of satisfaction to arise again at the touch of the newly-earned coin.
It is not all written in these pages, for portions may have been forgotten, or put aside as irrelevant.
To find the sleepless princess," I added, thinking at the same time one of those irrelevant asides that will go through the brain of thirty, that the woman who would get her share of kisses nowadays must neither slumber nor sleep.
To write in any other way," said Don Quixote, "would not be to write truth, but falsehood, and historians who have recourse to falsehood ought to be burned, like those who coin false money; and I know not what could have led the author to have recourse to novels and irrelevant stories, when he had so much to write about in mine; no doubt he must have gone by the proverb 'with straw or with hay,
All other things that we state, such as that he is white, that he runs, and so on, are irrelevant to the definition.
I've fifteen pounds and a watch, which my godmother, whom I never saw, gave me eighteen years ago," was my rather irrelevant answer; and I further avowed myself a happy man, and professed that I did not envy any being in Christendom.
In some respects," he replied, "your idea is not irrelevant.
I answer no such irrelevant and insidious questions; though were I to answer all that you could put in the course of an hour, you would never be able to prove that it was not Thornton Lacey--for such it certainly was.