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irrelevance

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noun ir·rel·e·vance \-ˈre-lə-vən(t)s\

Definition of irrelevance

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being irrelevant

  2. 2 :  something irrelevant



Examples of irrelevance

  1. <the irrelevance of the comment brought conversation to a standstill>



1843

First Known Use of irrelevance

1843


IRRELEVANCE Defined for Kids

irrelevance

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noun ir·rel·e·vance \i-ˈre-lə-vəns\

Definition of irrelevance

  1. :  the quality or state of having no relation or importance to what is being considered





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