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extrinsicadjective

uk   us   /ekˈstrɪn.zɪk/ formal
  • extrinsic adjective (FROM OUTSIDE)

coming from ​outside, or not ​related to something: Extrinsic ​forces were ​responsible for the ​breakdown of the ​peacetalks. specialized medical coming from ​outside the ​body: Eczema can have extrinsic ​causes.
  • extrinsic adjective (MUSCLE)

specialized medical Extrinsic ​muscles are some ​distance from the ​bodypart they ​move: The extrinsic ​eyemuscles are six ​musclesexternal to the ​eye which ​control the way the ​eyemoves.
(Definition of extrinsic from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"extrinsic" in Business English

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extrinsicadjective

uk   us   /ekˈstrɪnzɪk/
coming from outside a particular ​person or thing: extrinsic incentives/motivation/rewards Extrinsic ​motivation exists when ​employees are able to satisfy their ​needsindirectly, most importantly, through ​monetarycompensation.
(Definition of extrinsic from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “extrinsic”
in Chinese (Simplified) 外在的,外来的, 非固有的,非本质的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 外在的,外來的, 非固有的,非本質的…
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