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[ih-rel-uh-vuh n-see]
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noun, plural ir·rel·e·van·cies.
  1. irrelevance.
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Origin of irrelevancy

First recorded in 1795–1805; ir-2 + relevancy
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Related Words for irrelevancy

footnote, excursus, divagation, difference, aside, note, deviation, divergence, detour, variation, divergency, diversion, tangent, departure, episode, incident, parenthesis, wandering, excursion, deflection

Examples from the Web for irrelevancy

Historical Examples of irrelevancy

  • The unexpectedness and irrelevancy of this for a moment startled Seth.

    Trent's Trust and Other Stories

    Bret Harte

  • At this point McGeorge was lost in the irrelevancy of Lizzie's mind.

  • "Yes," she answered, surprised at the irrelevancy of the question.

    The Music Master

    Charles Klein

  • The temptation to diffuseness and irrelevancy is as embarrassing and dangerous.

    Sir Walter Ralegh

    William Stebbing

  • Pardon my irrelevancy, but the remembrance of a recent adventure of mine was too strong.

    The Puppet Crown

    Harold MacGrath