extrinsic extrinsic  /ɛk ˈstrɪn sɪk/


  • (adj) not forming an essential part of a thing or arising or originating from the outside


  1. Stengel: Ok well, you don't, they shop at Whole Foods without feeling like there is some, some other extrinsic benefit.
  2. The significance of this statement lies in its extrinsic value.
  3. King does have a certain extrinsic interest, however, as a significant act in the larger drama of its creator's celebrity.


  • Judge rules again in favor of Tohono O'odham

    In a ruling June 25, Federal District Court Judge David Campbell ruled once again in favor of the Tohono O’odham Nation. His ruling made it clear that the Compact between the state and the Nation was “fully integrated. It does not contain a ban on new casinos in the Phoenix area, and its terms cannot reasonably be read to include such a ban, even in the light of Plaintiffs’ extrinsic evidence ...
    on June 26, 2013     Source: Glendale Star


  1. "Because the district court's approach to the loss calculation did not take into account the impact of extrinsic factors on Dynegy's stock price decline, Olis is entitled to re- sentencing," US Circuit Judge Edith Jones wrote in her 20- page...
    on Nov 1, 2005 By: Edith Jones Source: Bloomberg

  2. "In environments where extrinsic rewards are most salient, many people work only to the point that triggers the reward - and no further," writes Daniel Pink in "Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us".
    on Jan 19, 2010 By: Daniel Source: BNET UK (blog)

  3. In their earlier reply to the government response to the new trial motion, attorneys for Scrushy argued, "Unless this Court can make a determination, without any further investigation, that this jury was not exposed to any extrinsic evidence, or...
    on Nov 6, 2006 By: Richard Scrushy Source: WSFA

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