extraneous, immaterial, impertinent, orthogonal(adj)
not pertinent to the matter under consideration
"an issue extraneous to the debate"; "the price was immaterial"; "mentioned several impertinent facts before finally coming to the point"
"the ballet struck me as extraneous and somewhat out of keeping with the rest of the play"
not belonging to that in which it is contained; introduced from an outside source
"water free of extraneous matter"; "foreign particles in milk"
external, extraneous, outside(adj)
coming from the outside
"extraneous light in the camera spoiled the photograph"; "relying upon an extraneous income"; "disdaining outside pressure groups"
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There's no longer language in the bill tying extraneous issues (to the bill). That would be a deal breaker.
I can’t predict for you what extraneous items may be included (on the omnibus) but there are almost always some.
Our caucus believes that the fairest easiest and most bipartisan way to come to an organizing resolution is to enact the 2001 agreement that senators Lott and Daschle came to in a bipartisan way back then. We, our caucus, is strongly opposed to any extraneous provisions.
In the life of children there are two very clear-cut phases, before and after puberty. Before puberty the child's personality has not yet formed and it is easier to guide its life and make it acquire specific habits of order, discipline, and work after puberty the personality develops impetuously and all extraneous intervention becomes odious, tyrannical, insufferable. Now it so happens that parents feel the responsibility towards their children precisely during this second period, when it is too late then of course the stick and violence enter the scene and yield very few results indeed. Why not instead take an interest in the child during the first period
It is not inconceivable now that Mr. Robert Mueller and Robert Mueller team may seek to conjure up some extraneous crime, pertaining to my business, or maybe not even pertaining to the 2016 election.
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- въ̀ншен, чуждBulgarian
- вне́шний, чу́ждый, посторо́ннийRussian
- nepripadajući, stranSerbo-Croatian
- ovidkommande, yttre, främmandeSwedish
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