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extrinsic

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adjective
  • (fml) (of qualities, values, etc) not belonging to or part of the real nature of a person or thing; coming from outside [Barron]
  • not forming an essential or inherent part of a thing; extraneous [Taisha]
  • external; not inherent; foreign [Nandigam]

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