[ih-rel-uh-vuh ns]


the quality or condition of being irrelevant.
an irrelevant thing, act, etc.

Nearby words

  1. irregular variable,
  2. irregular verb,
  3. irregularity,
  4. irrelative,
  5. irrelatively,
  6. irrelevancy,
  7. irrelevant,
  8. irrelievable,
  9. irreligion,
  10. irreligious

Origin of irrelevance

1840–50; ir-2 + relevance; see relevant Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for irrelevance



1735, from irrelevant + -ance. Earlier in the same sense was irrelevancy (1590s).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper