[ih-rel-uh-vuh ns]


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

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