Adjunct meaning

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A person associated with another in a subordinate or auxiliary capacity.
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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.

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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.

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Something attached to another in a dependent or subordinate position.
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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.
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A nonessential attribute of a thing.
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Added or connected in a subordinate or auxiliary capacity.

An adjunct clause.

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Attached to a faculty or staff in a temporary or auxiliary capacity.

An adjunct professor of history.

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A thing added to something else, but secondary or not essential to it.
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A word or phrase that qualifies or modifies another word or other words.
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Connected or attached in a secondary or subordinate way, or in a temporary or part-time position.
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From the Latin adjunctus, meaning adjoin. Something added to something else, but secondary or not essential to it.
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An appendage; something attached to something else in a subordinate capacity.
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A person associated with another, usually in a subordinate position; a colleague.

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(grammar) A dispensable phrase in a clause or sentence that amplifies its meaning, such as "for a while" in "I typed for a while".
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(rhetoric) Symploce.
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(dated, metaphysics) A quality or property of the body or mind, whether natural or acquired, such as colour in the body or judgement in the mind.
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(music) A key or scale closely related to another as principal; a relative or attendant key.
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(syntax, X-bar theory) A constituent which is both the daughter and the sister of an X-bar.
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Connected in a subordinate function.
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Added to a faculty or staff in a secondary position.
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Origin of adjunct

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

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

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

    From Wiktionary