Definition of extrinsic
extrinsicallyplay \ek-ˈstrin-zi-k(ə-)lē, -ˈstrin(t)-si-\ adverb
Examples of extrinsic in a Sentence
You have to consider any extrinsic factors in the success of the business.
the fact that the ring belonged to your grandmother is extrinsic to its value to a jeweler
Recent Examples of extrinsic from the Web
A willingness to learn for its own sake represents intrinsic motivation, while grades and other accolades represent extrinsic.
Gamification replaces these motivators with extrinsic motivators like points and badges.
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Synonym Discussion of extrinsic
EXTRINSIC Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of extrinsic for English Language Learners
: not part of something : coming from the outside of something
Medical Definition of extrinsic
1: originating or due to causes or factors from or on the outside of a body, organ, or part renal tumors or cysts…causing extrinsic compression of the renal vasculature—Scientific American Medicine
2: originating outside a part and acting on the part as a whole—used especially of certain muscles the extrinsic muscles of the tongue; compare intrinsic 2
extrinsically\-zi-k(ə-)lē, -si-\play adverb
Legal Definition of extrinsic
: not contained in or occurring in something (as a contract)
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