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extrinsic

adjective (FROM OUTSIDE)    /ekˈstrɪn.zɪk/ formal
coming from outside , or not related to something: Extrinsic forces were responsible for the breakdown of the peace talks .From, out and outside specialized medical coming from outside the body : Eczema can have extrinsic causes .
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