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irrelevance

noun [C or U] uk   /ɪˈrel.ɪ.vəns/ ( formal irrelevancy,   /-vən.si/   ) us  
the fact that something is not related to what is being discussed or considered and therefore not important, or an example of this: Sympathy is an irrelevance - we need practical help. Many of these problems may simply fade into irrelevance when the new rules come into force.
irrelevantly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
Translations of “irrelevance”
in Chinese (Traditional) 不相關,不切題…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不相关的,不切题的…
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