irrelevance irrelevance  /ɪ ˈrɛ lə vəns/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the lack of a relation of something to the matter at hand

Usage(s):

  1. By now, you are no doubt familiar with the prosecution's case: Japan is in the midst of a long, slow slide into irrelevance.
  2. At 53, Crosby had become a superstar emeritus, a genial irrelevance, a golfer and a duffer the Ike of pop music.
  3. An iconic Silicon Valley company that pretty much launched then lost the smart-phone category, Palm has been teetering on the brink of irrelevance.

News

  • Indiana Basketball: 5 Reasons to Be Glad You're a Hoosiers Fan

    Indiana basketball is back in the national spotlight. After three seasons of irrelevance, IU is once again making noise in college basketball. With a solid coach, a talented team and high-profile recruits on the way, things are looking good in Bloomington.  If you are a fan of the Hoosiers there is a lot to be happy about. Here are five reasons why life is good for IU faithful. Begin Slideshow
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

Quotes

  1. Train, now chairman emeritus of the World Wildlife Fund, said in an interview this week that Nixon considered Earth Day "a bit of an irrelevance."
    on Apr 22, 2010 By: Russell E. Train Source: Salon

  2. "Our strategic goal now is to make it clear to Russia's leaders that their choices are putting Russia on a one-way path to self-imposed isolation and international irrelevance," Rice said.
    on Sep 18, 2008 By: Condoleezza Rice Source: Reuters India

  3. "Media is transforming, audiences are transforming," BBC Director General Mark Thompson told staff. "I care too much to see (the BBC) drift steadily into irrelevance." "It would be easy to say that the sheer pace of this revolution is...
    on Oct 18, 2007 By: Mark Thompson Source: Reuters Canada

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