extrinsic

Definitions

Electronics

  • Coming from the outside, and often incorporated for a specific purpose or effect. For instance, extrinsic properties.
  • synonymextraneous
  • Coming from the outside, and often undesired. For instance, extraneous interference.
  • Not forming an indispensable part, or unrelated to the central or intended function. Also called extrinsic (2).

Medical

  • adjective external, originating outside a structure
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