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Let's say we have an example:

Sorry, I just meant something I observe in elsewhere discussions, not in our past topics

Since elsewhere is an adverb, not adjective, the example is ungrammatical. "Other discussions" can be an alternative, but I want to emphasize that those discussions can only be found in unrelated contexts, like in another forums or platforms. "I observe in somewhere else" is good, but I'd like to find an adjective for it. Do you know any?

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  • Most people would just say "other discussions".
    – pboss3010
    Commented Sep 27, 2019 at 12:28
  • I want to emphasize it's "elsewhere". "Other" can mean that it's in the current forum
    – Ooker
    Commented Sep 27, 2019 at 13:57
  • "discussions in other forums". Sometimes it's easier just to add other qualifiers.
    – pboss3010
    Commented Sep 27, 2019 at 15:00
  • actually I just want to broaden my vocabulary, so I specifically wants to know an adjective for this. If it's just about getting it done, I think I can do it
    – Ooker
    Commented Sep 27, 2019 at 18:44
  • Sometimes there just isn't such a word.
    – pboss3010
    Commented Sep 27, 2019 at 19:56

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Your example makes better use of "other":

Sorry, I just meant something I observe in other discussions, not in our past topics

But in other contexts, you can use other adjectives. See below:

In the different discussions that I had, I noticed...

During the various discussions in the past...

You may even use "elsewhere", but with a different word order (and different meaning):

I noticed elsewhere in discussions ...

or

I noticed in discussions elsewhere ...

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  • "Other discussions" can be an alternative, but I want to emphasize that those discussions can only be found in unrelated contexts, like in another forums or platforms
    – Ooker
    Commented Sep 27, 2019 at 14:07
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    What is wrong with @virolino 's 'I noticed in discussions elsewhere'? That is what I would say (as native BrE speaker). It is quite irrelevant that the word 'elsewhere' might have been described as an adverb. So it might be in some uses, but not here.
    – JeremyC
    Commented Sep 27, 2019 at 21:33
  • Would "in discussions in other disciplines" work? It is what I would say. Or "in discussion in unrelated disciplines / contexts" but I don't think there is a single word that would work exactly as you want (since you don't think elsewhere or other are sufficient)
    – michael
    Commented Apr 29, 2020 at 2:14

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