Not essential or inherent; not forming part of or belonging to a thing. → intrinsic.
Extrinsic, from L.L. extrinsecus "outward," from extrim- + secus "beside," from sequi "to follow."
Borungin, from borun "out, the outside" (Mid.Pers. bêron, from bê "outside, out, away" + rôn "side, direction;" Av. ravan- "(course of a) river") + -gin adj. suffix, contraction of âgin "filled."
Fr.: photoconductivité extrinsèque
Photoconductivity due to the addition of impurities or external causes.
Fr.: semiconducteur extrinsèque
A semiconductor, such as silicon, whose responsive properties can be altered by the addition of impurities. Copper- and mercury-doped germanium are both examples of this semiconductor material.
→ extrinsic; → semiconductor.
extrinsic variable star
setâre-ye vartande-ye borungin
Fr.: étoile variable extrinsèque
A star whose variation in apparent brightness is not due to changes in the star itself but to some external cause, such as eclipsing by a companion.