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irrelevant (adj) unrelated to the matter on hand.

Irrelevant remarks are remarks that are not connected with the subject of discussion. When you talk about the abilities of a doctor as a professional, a mention of the cars they have is irrelevant because there is no connection between cars and a person's professional abilities. In the course of a discussion on world peace, references to the climate of a country, or to the threat of AIDS, are irrelevant, because there are not connected with world peace. In an essay on capitalism, remarks about prehistoric monuments are irrelevant, because there can be no connection between the two.

  • His references to the modern architecture were totally irrelevant in his paper on present day food habits of various nations. The audiences were unable to see any connection between the topic of the paper and these remarks.
  • Charlie's qualifications and experience are irrelevant to the present job requirements, as he is basically an engineer, and the present job requires a candidate with managerial qualifications.
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