Definitions for irrelevantɪˈrɛl ə vənt; ɪˈrɛv ə lənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ir•rel•e•vant*ɪˈrɛl ə vənt; ɪˈrɛv ə lənt(adj.)

  1. not relevant; not applicable or pertinent.

* Pron: The pronunciation of irrelevant asas if spelled irrevelant, is the result of metathesis, the transposition of two sounds, in this case, the (l) and the (v). relevant , the base word, is occasionally subject to the same process. Analogy with words like prevalent and equivalent may play a role.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. irrelevant(adj)

    having no bearing on or connection with the subject at issue

    "an irrelevant comment"; "irrelevant allegations"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. irrelevant(adjective)ɪˈrɛl ə vənt

    not important or significant

    How old she is should be irrelevant.; comments that were completely irrelevant to the conversation


  1. irrelevant(Adjective)

    Not related, not applicable, unimportant, not connected.


  1. Irrelevant

    Irrelevant is the second album by the Canadian hard rock band Slik Toxik. The album was released in 1994. "Twenty Something" and "Dive" were released as singles. The album was recorded at Toronto Studio Phase One.

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'irrelevant' in Adjectives Frequency: #821

Translations for irrelevant

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


not connected with the subject that is being discussed etc

irrelevant comments.

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