Ex·tra·ne·ous a. Not belonging to, or dependent upon, a thing; without or beyond a thing; not essential or intrinsic; foreign; as, to separate gold from extraneous matter.
Nothing is admitted extraneous from the indictment. --Landor.
-- Ex*tra*ne*ous*ly, adv.
adj 1: 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" [syn: immaterial, impertinent,
2: not essential; "the ballet struck me as extraneous and
somewhat out of keeping with the rest of the play"
3: not belonging to that in which it is contained; introduced
from an outside source; "water free of extraneous matter";
"foreign particles in milk" [syn: foreign]
4: coming from the outside; "extraneous light in the camera
spoiled the photograph"; "relying upon an extraneous
income"; "disdaining outside pressure groups" [syn: external,