Adscititious Definition

Not inherent or essential; derived from something outside.
American Heritage
Added from an external source; supplemental.
Webster's New World

Derived or acquired from something extrinsic; not part of the real, inherent, or essential nature of a thing.


Origin of Adscititious

  • From Latin adscītus past participle of adscīscere to adopt ad- ad- scīscere to accept inchoative of scīre to know skei- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Latin adscitus, from past participle of adscisco (“admit”).

    From Wiktionary

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