Meaning of EXTRINSIC in English


ex ‧ trin ‧ sic /ekˈstrɪnsɪk, -zɪk/ BrE AmE adjective formal

[ Date: 1500-1600 ; Language: French ; Origin: extrinsèque , from Latin extrinsecus 'from outside' ]

coming from outside or not directly relating to something OPP intrinsic :

Staff who complete extra qualifications receive no extrinsic rewards (=no extra money etc) .

a combination of intrinsic and extrinsic factors

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.