Adjunct Definition

ăjŭngkt
adjuncts
noun
adjuncts
Something attached to another in a dependent or subordinate position.
American Heritage
A thing added to something else, but secondary or not essential to it.
Webster's New World
A person associated with another in a subordinate or auxiliary capacity.
American Heritage
A person connected with another as a helper or subordinate associate.
Webster's New World
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.
American Heritage
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adjective
Added or connected in a subordinate or auxiliary capacity.
An adjunct clause.
American Heritage
Connected or attached in a secondary or subordinate way, or in a temporary or part-time position.
Webster's New World
Attached to a faculty or staff in a temporary or auxiliary capacity.
An adjunct professor of history.
American Heritage

Connected in a subordinate function.

Wiktionary

Added to a faculty or staff in a secondary position.

Wiktionary
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other
From the Latin adjunctus, meaning adjoin. Something added to something else, but secondary or not essential to it.
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Other Word Forms of Adjunct

Noun

Singular:
adjunct
Plural:
adjuncts

Origin of Adjunct

  • From Latin adiunctus, perfect passive participle of adiungō (“join to”), from ad + iungō (“join”).

    From Wiktionary

  • From Latin adiūnctus past participle of adiungere to join to adjoin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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