irrelevancy

noun
ir·​rel·​e·​van·​cy | \i-ˈre-lə-vən(t)-sē \
plural irrelevancies

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Because of the brand’s mechanical distinctiveness, the cars are harder to evolve and so risk technical irrelevancy in a market pursuing low and no emissions. Dan Neil, WSJ, "2019 Subaru Forester: Do You Want Your Car to Spy on You?," 9 Nov. 2018 Among these strategies, volunteering is now seen as an effective way to battle irrelevancy and loneliness. Sharon Jayson, Washington Post, "Will We Still Be Relevant ‘When We’re 64’?," 15 May 2018 Among these strategies, volunteering is now seen as an effective way to battle irrelevancy and loneliness. Sharon Jayson, Washington Post, "Will We Still Be Relevant ‘When We’re 64’?," 15 May 2018 Among these strategies, volunteering is now seen as an effective way to battle irrelevancy and loneliness. Sharon Jayson, Washington Post, "Will We Still Be Relevant ‘When We’re 64’?," 15 May 2018 At this point, the more relevant note is the irrelevancy of the radio in determining what people listen to. Trevor Fraser, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Joe Bonamassa returns to Dr. Phillips Center," 11 July 2018 Among these strategies, volunteering is now seen as an effective way to battle irrelevancy and loneliness. Sharon Jayson, Washington Post, "Will We Still Be Relevant ‘When We’re 64’?," 15 May 2018 Among these strategies, volunteering is now seen as an effective way to battle irrelevancy and loneliness. Sharon Jayson, USA TODAY, "Relevant at 64? Seniors need to stay active to be healthy and avert loneliness," 10 May 2018 The fight against a feeling of irrelevancy was a long-standing fight against city government and many local businesses. Boots Riley, HWD, "Sorry to Bother You Director Boots Riley Takes a Ride Through Oakland’s Changing Landscape," 2 July 2018

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1592, in the meaning defined above

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irrelevancy

noun
ir·​rel·​e·​van·​cy | \ir-ˈre-lə-vən-sē \
plural irrelevancies

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