irrelevance

Irrelevance represents what is NOT at all important to what’s going on right now. Anything that distracts you from this sentence is clearly an example of irrelevance.

The Latin root word for irrelevance is relevare, which means “raising up.” The prefix ir- means “not,” therefore if a situation does not relate to or raise your interest, it’s irrelevant. In a courtroom, lawyers who lose sight of their case argue about irrelevances, and your sister speaks with irrelevance when she wakes you up to talk about rainbows. It’s always best to focus on important things, but irrelevance now and then won’t kill you.

Definitions of irrelevance
  1. noun
    the lack of a relation of something to the matter at hand
    synonyms: irrelevancy
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    Antonyms:
    relevance, relevancy
    the relation of something to the matter at hand
    types:
    inapplicability
    irrelevance by virtue of being inapplicable to the matter at hand
    immateriality
    complete irrelevance requiring no further consideration
    type of:
    unconnectedness
    the lack of a connection between things
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