extrinsic

[ik-strin-sik, -zik]
adjective
1.
not essential or inherent; not a basic part or quality; extraneous: facts that are extrinsic to the matter under discussion.
2.
being outside a thing; outward or external; operating or coming from without: extrinsic influences.
3.
Anatomy. (of certain muscles, nerves, etc.) originating outside the anatomical limits of a part.
Also, extrinsical.


Origin:
1535–45; < Late Latin extrinsecus outward, adj. use of Latin extrinsecus (adv.) on the outward side, equivalent to extrim- (ext(e)r outer (see exterior) + -im adv. suffix) + secus beside (derivative of sequī to follow)

extrinsically, adverb
nonextrinsic, adjective
nonextrinsical, adjective
nonextrinsically, adverb
unextrinsic, adjective

extraneous, external, extrinsic, internal, intrinsic.
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extrinsic (ɛkˈstrɪnsɪk)
 
adj
1.  not contained or included within; extraneous
2.  originating or acting from outside; external
 
[C16: from Late Latin extrinsecus (adj) outward, from Latin (adv) from without, on the outward side, from exter outward + secus alongside, related to sequī to follow]
 
ex'trinsically
 
adv

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extrinsic
1540s, from Fr. extrinsèque, from L.L. extrinsecus (adj.), from L. extrinsecus (adv.) outwardly, from exter outside + in, suffix of locality, + secus beside.
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extrinsic ex·trin·sic (ĭk-strĭn'sĭk, -zĭk)
adj.
Of or relating to an organ or a structure, especially a muscle, originating outside of the part where it is found or upon which it acts; adventitious.


ex·trin'si·cal·ly adv.
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Those who are extrinsically will still learn the material by doing what it takes to earn a good grade.
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