irrelevant

adjective
ir·​rel·​e·​vant | \ i-ˈre-lə-vənt How to pronounce irrelevant (audio) \

Definition of irrelevant

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

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Other Words from irrelevant

irrelevantly adverb

Examples of irrelevant in a Sentence

His comment is completely irrelevant. irrelevant questions that merely disrupted the classroom lesson
Recent Examples on the Web Heath had eight regular-season losses and five ties, but that’s irrelevant now. Joseph Hoyt, Dallas News, "2021 UIL girls and boys state soccer championship central: Previewing 6A, 5A and 4A title matches," 15 Apr. 2021 The great mystery of the play—why the Storyteller never loses her sight—feels almost irrelevant when weighed against the natural fact of the rain. Vinson Cunningham, The New Yorker, "Off Broadway Returns, with “Blindness”," 12 Apr. 2021 The pandemic rendered box-office numbers all but irrelevant in 2020, but only twice in the last 50 years has the worldwide top grosser won best picture. Michael Ordoña, Los Angeles Times, "Test your Oscar genius with our trivia challenge," 12 Apr. 2021 Many states found Tiberius too complicated or irrelevant, a USA TODAY investigation found, relying instead on their own data and systems. USA Today, "‘We’re Apollo 13-ing this vaccine rollout’," 7 Apr. 2021 Most of the inmates initially found the play irrelevant to their present lives and past experience. Terry Teachout, WSJ, "‘Our Town’ Is Having a Moment (Again)," 6 Apr. 2021 The questionnaire was no fewer than 268 questions, a majority of which were unnecessary and irrelevant to my client. Gideon Kimbrell, Forbes, "How To Train Remote-Working Employees On Cybersecurity," 5 Apr. 2021 During a court hearing Thursday morning, MSCHF's lawyer said that the majority of the shoes, over 600 pairs, have already been shipped to individual consumers, arguing that this rendered Nike's claims irrelevant. Sophie Lewis, CBS News, "Nike gets restraining order against Lil Nas X's "Satan Shoes," blocking all sales," 2 Apr. 2021 The artifact is as an additional component of every operation that is unaffected by the magnitude of the variables being operated upon and is irrelevant within the simulated reality until a maximum variable size is observed. Fouad Khan, Scientific American, "Confirmed! We Live in a Simulation," 1 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of irrelevant

1786, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of irrelevant was in 1786

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18 Apr 2021

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“Irrelevant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/irrelevant. Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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irrelevant

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of irrelevant

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

irrelevant

adjective
ir·​rel·​e·​vant | \ i-ˈre-lə-vənt How to pronounce irrelevant (audio) \

Kids Definition of irrelevant

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

irrelevant

adjective
ir·​rel·​e·​vant | \ ir-ˈre-lə-vənt How to pronounce irrelevant (audio) \

Legal Definition of irrelevant

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

Other Words from irrelevant

irrelevantly adverb

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