Definition of extrinsic in English:
1Not part of the essential nature of someone or something; coming or operating from outside: a complex interplay of extrinsic and intrinsic factors reasons extrinsic to the music itself
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- Because of its observational nature, our study cannot differentiate between intrinsic or extrinsic factors in the reduced reproductive success.
- Thus three-dimensionality was extrinsic to painting, which was essentially flat, in Greenberg's view.
- Other workers have, however, tended to view the diversifications as resulting from a complex mix of intrinsic biological and extrinsic physical factors.
2(Of a muscle, such as an eye muscle) having its origin some distance from the part which it moves.
- The extrinsic muscles of the larynx control the degree of tension on the vocal cords, and the intrinsic muscles regulate the glottis.
- The extrinsic extensor tendon attaches to the base of the dorsum of the middle phalanx, and bands from the intrinsic hand muscles attach to the distal phalanx.
- Unlike the upper esophageal sphincter, the lower sphincter is not pulled open by extrinsic musculature.
- Example sentences
- And finally, do we learn for learning's sake, or must we be extrinsically motivated to do so?
- For example, some might argue that children playing baseball are intrinsically motivated by the joy of playing, while a professional baseball player is extrinsically motivated, by money and championships.
- Additionally, individuals preferring a field-dependent learning style have been found to be more extrinsically motivated and learn better when organization and structure is provided by the teacher.
Words that rhyme with extrinsicintrinsic
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