- The definition of an adjunct is someone who is holding a part time or temporary position at a school.
An example of an adjunct is a professor who comes in to teach one class during a semester.
- Adjunct is defined as something additional that is not necessary, but that is extra or additional.
An example of something adjunct would be the second basket added to a bicycle.
adjunct definition by Webster's New World
- a thing added to something else, but secondary or not essential to it
- a person connected with another as a helper or subordinate associate
- an adjunct teacher, professor, etc.
- Gram. a word or phrase that qualifies or modifies another word or other words
Origin: ; from Classical Latin adjunctus, past participle of adjungere, adjoin
- adjunctly adverb
adjunct definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Something attached to another in a dependent or subordinate position. See Synonyms at appendage.
- A person associated with another in a subordinate or auxiliary capacity.
- Grammar A clause or phrase added to a sentence that, while not essential to the sentence's structure, amplifies its meaning, such as for several hours in We waited for several hours.
- Logic A nonessential attribute of a thing.
- Added or connected in a subordinate or auxiliary capacity: an adjunct clause.
- Attached to a faculty or staff in a temporary or auxiliary capacity: an adjunct professor of history.
Origin: From Latin adiūnctus, past participle of adiungere, to join to; see adjoin.
- ad·juncˈtion noun
- ad·juncˈtive adjective
adjunct - Computer Definition
From the Latin adjunctus, meaning adjoin. Something added to something else, but secondary or not essential to it.