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ex·trin·sic

 (ĭk-strĭn′sĭk, -zĭk)
adj.
1. Not forming an essential or inherent part of a thing; extraneous.
2. Originating from the outside; external.

[Latin extrīnsecus, from outside : exter, outside; see exterior + -im, adv. suff. + secus, alongside; see sekw- in Indo-European roots.]

ex·trin′si·cal·ly adv.

extrinsic

(ɛkˈstrɪnsɪk)
adj
1. not contained or included within; extraneous
2. originating or acting from outside; external
[C16: from Late Latin extrinsecus (adj) outward, from Latin (adv) from without, on the outward side, from exter outward + secus alongside, related to sequī to follow]
exˈtrinsically adv

ex•trin•sic

(ɪkˈstrɪn sɪk, -zɪk)

adj.
1. not essential or inherent; extraneous: extrinsic facts.
2. being, operating, or coming from without: extrinsic influences.
3. (of a muscle or nerve) originating outside the anatomical limits of a part.
[1535–45; < Late Latin extrinsicus, adj. use of Latin extrinsecus (adv.) on the outside]
ex•trin′si•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.extrinsic - not forming an essential part of a thing or arising or originating from the outside; "extrinsic evidence"; "an extrinsic feature of the new building"; "that style is something extrinsic to the subject"; "looking for extrinsic aid"
inessential, unessential - not basic or fundamental
intrinsic, intrinsical - belonging to a thing by its very nature; "form was treated as something intrinsic, as the very essence of the thing"- John Dewey

extrinsic

adjective external, outside, exterior, foreign, imported, superficial, extraneous the extrinsic conditions which affect relationships

extrinsic

adjective
Not part of the essential nature of a thing:
Translations
extrinsisch
ekstrinsičanizvanjski

extrinsic

[eksˈtrɪnsɪk] ADJextrínseco

extrinsic

[ɪkˈstrɪnzɪk] adj (= external) [reasons, forces, factors] → extrinsèque

extrinsic

adjäußerlich; factor, reasonäußere(r, s); considerationsnicht hereinspielend

ex·trin·sic

a. extrínseco-a
___ musclemúsculo ___.
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