extrinsic

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj extrinsic 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"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Extrinsic (Anat) Attached partly to an organ or limb and partly to some other part; -- said of certain groups of muscles. Opposed to intrinsic.
    • Extrinsic Not contained in or belonging to a body; external; outward; unessential; -- opposed to intrinsic. "The extrinsic aids of education and of artificial culture."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • extrinsic Outward; external: not of the essence or inner being or nature of a thing.
    • extrinsic Determined by something else than the subject; extraneous; foreign.
    • extrinsic In anatomy, originating outside the anatomical limits of a limb, these limits including the pectoral and pelvic arches: applied to certain muscles.
    • extrinsic In Scots law, not relevant to the point referred: applied to facts and circumstances sworn to by a party on a reference to his oath, which cannot be competently taken as part of the evidence.
    • extrinsic Synonyms See exterior.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Extrinsic eks-trin′sik external: not contained in or belonging to a body: foreign: not essential—opp. to Intrinsic
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. extrinsecus,; exter, on the outside + secus, otherwise, beside; akin to E. second,: cf. F. extrinsèque,. See Exterior Second
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. extrinsecusexter, outside, secus, beside.

Usage

In literature:

Is there any extrinsic evidence to show that he means something beyond the words?
"A Sketch of the Life of the late Henry Cooper Barrister-at-Law, of the Norfolk Circuit; as also, of his Father" by William Cooper
And "mediumistic" facts, extrinsically at least, are certainly better known.
"Lola" by Henny Kindermann
Extrinsic Significance of Constitutional Government in Japan., 440.
"The Arena" by Various
Indeed all extrinsic songs in dialogue, however serious the theme, were considered 'Jigs'.
"The Works of Aphra Behn" by Aphra Behn
As in other minerals, value has both its intrinsic and extrinsic elements.
"The Economic Aspect of Geology" by C. K. Leith
Besides these inherent things, the extrinsic points were glaringly a contrast to the present ones.
"A Manifest Destiny" by Julia Magruder
In a word, Johannsen's work shows that the frequency distribution of a pure line is due to factors that are extrinsic to the germ plasm.
"A Critique of the Theory of Evolution" by Thomas Hunt Morgan
If it were not for extrinsic aids, one-half, at least, of its members must necessarily starve.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 2, July, 1850." by Various
But these sentiments were not exchanged, and their conversation was purely extrinsic.
"Ancestors" by Gertrude Atherton
Morality must have an intrinsic, not a merely extrinsic, value.
"A Critical History of Greek Philosophy" by W. T. Stace
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In poetry:

In everything there naturally grows
A balsamum to keep it fresh and new,
If 'twere not inured by extrinsic blows ;
Your birth and beauty are this balm in you.
"To The Countess Of Bedford I" by John Donne

In news:

Chlorhexidine digluconate (CHX) mouthwash is ef­fective for reducing plaque and gingivitis, but one of its side effects is extrinsic tooth staining.
Chlorhexidine digluconate (CHX) mouthwash is ef­fective for reducing plaque and gingivitis, but one of its side effects is extrinsic tooth staining.
Kant 's ideas may provide novel insights into how the brain's intrinsic features must be so that they can be linked to the neural processing of extrinsic stimuli to enable the latter's association with consciousness and self.
Myelopathy can be caused by either intrinsic spinal cord disease or extrinsic compression.
Chlorhexidine digluconate (CHX) mouthwash is ef­fective for reducing plaque and gingivitis, but one of its side effects is extrinsic tooth staining .
Court's consideration of extrinsic evidence of schedule changes did not violate parol evidence rule, as plentitude of contract provisions as to schedule changes and delays rendered contract ambiguous.
Fiber optic sensor is a sensor that uses optical fiber either as the sensing element ("intrinsic sensors"), or as a means of relaying signals from a remote sensor to the electronics that process the signals ("extrinsic sensors").
Encourage use of threats, bribes, and other extrinsic motivators.
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In science:

Take an asymptotically flat spherically symmetric spacetime which has a totally geodesic Cauchy hypersurface (with zero extrinsic curvature, say at t = 0), about which it has time-reflection symmetry (t → −t).
Defining Entropy Bounds
The extrinsic curvature can then be obtained in a straightforward way.
Simple excision of a black hole in 3+1 numerical relativity
As discussed in , we actively force the trace of the conformal-traceless extrinsic curvature ˜Aij to remain zero during our simulations by subtracting it after each time step.
Simple excision of a black hole in 3+1 numerical relativity
The expansion plays for null surfaces the same role that extrinsic curvature plays for spacelike or timelike hypersurfaces.
The First Law of Isolated Horizons via Noether Theorem
Minkowski spacetime) and J A to be the ith component of the total angular momentum (both extrinsic and field) in the field configuration space.
A Frame Bundle Generalization of Multisymplectic Momentum Mappings
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