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Adjective: extrinsic  ik'strin-sik or ek'strin-sik
  1. Not forming an essential part of a thing, arising or originating from the outside
    "extrinsic evidence"; "an extrinsic feature of the new building"; "that style is something extrinsic to the subject"; "looking for extrinsic aid"

See also: adscititious, adventitious, alien, external, extraneous, foreign, inessential, outside, unessential

Antonym: intrinsic

Encyclopedia: Extrinsic