irrelevance

noun ir·rel·e·vance \ i-ˈre-lə-vən(t)s \
|Updated on: 8 Aug 2018

Definition of irrelevance

1 : the quality or state of being irrelevant
2 : something irrelevant

Examples of irrelevance in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of irrelevance

1843

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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IRRELEVANCE Defined for Kids

irrelevance

noun ir·rel·e·vance \ i-ˈre-lə-vəns \

Definition of irrelevance for Students

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

Law Dictionary

irrelevance

noun ir·rel·e·vance \ ir-ˈre-lə-vəns \

legal Definition of irrelevance

1 : the quality or state of being irrelevant
2 : something that is irrelevant


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