irrelevance

[ih-rel-uh-vuh ns]
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Origin of irrelevance

1840–50; ir-2 + relevance; see relevant
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Word Origin and History for irrelevance
n.

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

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