irrelevant

adjective ir·rel·e·vant \ i-ˈre-lə-vənt \

Definition of irrelevant

:not relevant :inapplicable
  • that statement is irrelevant to your argument

irrelevantly

adverb

Examples of irrelevant in a Sentence

  1. His comment is completely irrelevant.

  2. irrelevant questions that merely disrupted the classroom lesson

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First Known Use of irrelevant

1786


IRRELEVANT Defined for English Language Learners

irrelevant

adjective

Definition of irrelevant for English Language Learners

  • : not important or relating to what is being discussed right now : not relevant


IRRELEVANT Defined for Kids

irrelevant

adjective ir·rel·e·vant \ i-ˈre-lə-vənt \

Definition of irrelevant for Students

:having no importance or relation to what is being considered
  • What's that got to do with it? That's irrelevant.

Law Dictionary

irrelevant

adjective ir·rel·e·vant \ ir-ˈre-lə-vənt \

legal Definition of irrelevant

:not relevant :not applicable or pertinent
  • irrelevant allegations
  • irrelevant evidence
— compare immaterial

irrelevantly

adverb


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