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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 ?
Erring youth," replied the Logical Crab, "you are introducing new and irrelevant matter.
A dozen ways he planned an intricate leading up to the first breaking of the ice, and each time some link in the chain snapped and the talk went off on unexpected and irrelevant lines.
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.
In the hero's erratic march from poverty in the first act, to wealth and triumph in the final one, in which he forgives all the enemies that he has left, he was assisted by the gallery, which applauded his generous and noble sentiments and confounded the speeches of his opponents by making irrelevant but very sharp remarks.
That sort of aspiration is not much in their way; and it shall be a funny world, the world of their arranging, where the Irrelevant would fantastically step in to take the place of the sober humdrum Imaginative .
But from certain passages (suppressed here because mixed up with irrelevant matter) it appears clearly that at the time of the meeting in the cafe, Mills had already gathered, in various quarters, a definite view of the eager youth who had been introduced to him in that ultra-legitimist salon.
On the evening of the first of September, after his interview with Kutuzov, Count Rostopchin had returned to Moscow mortified and offended because he had not been invited to attend the council of war, and because Kutuzov had paid no attention to his offer to take part in the defense of the city; amazed also at the novel outlook revealed to him at the camp, which treated the tranquillity of the capital and its patriotic fervor as not merely secondary but quite irrelevant and unimportant matters.
My friend was away by this time on one of his several absences in the Northwest, and I was quite alone in the absurd and irrelevant melancholy with which I read myself and my circumstances into the book.
Women who were quite strangers, mere spectators, were watching it excitedly, holding their breath, in fear of losing a single movement or expression of the bride and bridegroom, and angrily not answering, often not hearing, the remarks of the callous men, who kept making joking or irrelevant observations.
In order to eliminate the reference to our perceptions, which introduces an irrelevant psychological suggestion, I will take a different illustration, namely, stellar photography.
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.
It is not all written in these pages, for portions may have been forgotten, or put aside as irrelevant.