ir·​rel·​e·​van·​cy i-ˈre-lə-vən(t)-sē How to pronounce irrelevancy (audio)
plural irrelevancies

Examples of irrelevancy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But his departure means the Angels are now staring at years of irrelevancy if Moreno continues his youth-averse ways. Gustavo Arellano, Los Angeles Times, 11 Dec. 2023 The Heat, after a regular season of irrelevancy, are still one win away from being the second eight seed to advance to the NBA Finals in history. Marc Berman, USA TODAY, 24 May 2023 The Trojan image is one bordering on irrelevancy. Bill Plaschke, Los Angeles Times, 19 Dec. 2020 Hollywood equates this with cultural irrelevancy. Brooks Barnes, New York Times, 9 Dec. 2022 It’s not been quite that long since the Magic became incarcerated in their own prison of irrelevancy, but it’s been nearly a decade ... and counting. Mike Bianchi,, 23 Oct. 2021 At a time when the biggest threat facing most brands is irrelevancy, these marketers are fighting for brand relevancy and business growth with an unwavering commitment to making sure their marketing matters more. Seth Matlins, Forbes, 26 Apr. 2022 Most often the issue in question has been discussed dozens of times previously and is usually based either on an irrelevancy, or was acknowledged clearly in the original or subsequent paper or is based on some misperception of the science. Keith Kloor, Discover Magazine, 16 June 2010 By the 1970s, the Cowsills were a pop irrelevancy, various siblings saddled with substance and personal problems. Steve Hochman, SPIN, 30 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1592, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of irrelevancy was in 1592

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“Irrelevancy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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ir·​rel·​e·​van·​cy ir-ˈre-lə-vən-sē How to pronounce irrelevancy (audio)
plural irrelevancies

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