Definition of irrelevance in English:

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Pronunciation: /i(r)ˈreləvəns/


1The quality or state of being irrelevant: the document was withheld on grounds of irrelevance
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  • An even deeper problem than the perceived illegitimacy of privatization was its frequent irrelevance.
  • Particularly among young Americans, continuing the ban will put marriage on the road to cultural irrelevance.
  • Consequently, they have been enabled to push back against their growing irrelevance, increasing their role in global finance.
1.1A person or thing that is irrelevant: he regarded religion as an irrelevance
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  • The rest of the test was something of an irrelevance.
  • The Tories, however, have moved swiftly from being an irrelevance to becoming strangely fascinating.
  • Personal pride in the quality of the work you did became a sentimental irrelevance.



Pronunciation: /i(r)ˈreləv(ə)nsē/
noun (plural irrelevancies)
Example sentences
  • The question is, will the United Nations follow the League of Nations and risk irrelevancy.
  • But it's wild generalizations like this that point up the irrelevancy of such commercially-driven lists.
  • When everything is digital, the word digital becomes an irrelevancy.

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Syllabification: ir·rel·e·vance

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