ex·trin·sic /ɛkˈstrɪnzɪk, ˈstrɪn(t)sɪk/
ex·trin·sic /ɛkˈstrɪnzɪk, ˈstrɪn(t)sɪk/ 形容詞
1. Not contained in or belonging to a body; external; outward; unessential; -- opposed to intrinsic.
The extrinsic aids of education and of artificial culture. --I. Taylor.
2. Anat. Attached partly to an organ or limb and partly to some other part; -- said of certain groups of muscles. Opposed to intrinsic.
adj : not forming an essential part of a thing or arising or
originating from the outside; "extrinsic evidence"; "an
extrinsic feature of the new building"; "that style is
something extrinsic to the subject"; "looking for
extrinsic aid" [ant: intrinsic]