Definition of 'extraneous'
Example sentences containing 'extraneous'
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Car makers do not design vehicles that make extraneous noises and it sounds as though you have been fobbed off.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Nursing degree courses should be revised by independent academics, dumping extraneous issues such as promoting equality.Times, Sunday Times (2011) Times, Sunday Times (2009) Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Agencies serious about keeping extraneous information to a minimum will rely instead on application supplements that structure the kinds of additional information required.Human Resource Management in Government (1995)
England might not encounter the extraneous factors that led to that defeat, but that does not mean they are equipped to win.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
As the extraneous elements began to wither away, the number of race meetings and the number of days per meeting were both increasing.Consuming Passions: Leisure and Pleasure in Victorian Britain (2006) Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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