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English definition of “irrelevance”

irrelevance

noun [C or U]     /ɪˈrel.ɪ.vəns/ (formal irrelevancy, /-vən.si/ )
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.Irrelevant irrelevantly     /-li/ adverb Irrelevant
(Definition of irrelevance noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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