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n. pl. ir·rel·e·van·cies


(ɪˈrɛl ə vən si)

n., pl. -cies.
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Noun1.irrelevancy - the lack of a relation of something to the matter at hand
unconnectedness - the lack of a connection between things
inapplicability - irrelevance by virtue of being inapplicable to the matter at hand
immateriality - complete irrelevance requiring no further consideration


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