irrelevancy

noun

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

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Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Overseeing a brand that has already come back from the brink of irrelevancy, Tornare is determined to keep Zenith on track. Victoria Gomelsky, Robb Report, 29 Aug. 2022 And one more sizzled from coast to coast, as Major League Baseball morphed from captivated to slack-jawed that a franchise mired in irrelevancy for so much of its existence has become a full-blown player at the biggest tables. Bryce Millercolumnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Aug. 2022 That the company formerly known as Facebook is treading water, trying to stave off irrelevancy and oblivion by copying the cool kids of social media. Andy Meek, BGR, 29 May 2022 Other leagues compromise, grow and prosper while baseball bickers and battles and points its fingers at one another on a path toward national irrelevancy. Bill Plaschke, Los Angeles Times, 1 Mar. 2022 For the better part of 20 minutes Tuesday, the Michigan basketball season tipped toward irrelevancy with more than a month remaining. Michael Cohen, Detroit Free Press, 9 Feb. 2022 To increase their business impact and stop the slide into irrelevancy, motivated market researchers must take the next logical step and apply their skills directly to analyzing and understanding business decisions. Erik Larson, Forbes, 25 Jan. 2022 DeMar DeRozan hasn’t single-handedly launched the Bulls from NBA irrelevancy to the best record in the Eastern Conference. Paul Sullivan, chicagotribune.com, 8 Jan. 2022 Suddenly, talk of the irrelevancy of government debt could be replaced by an anxious concern with the unsustainability of running large deficits, with substantially higher interest payments, from year to year. Damon Linker, The Week, 13 Oct. 2021 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/irrelevancy. Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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Legal Definition

irrelevancy

noun

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

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