Definition of Adjunct

1. Noun. Something added to another thing but not an essential part of it.

Specialized synonyms: Accompaniment, Complement
Generic synonyms: Inessential, Nonessential

2. Adjective. Furnishing added support. "The mind and emotions are auxiliary to each other"

3. Noun. A person who is an assistant or subordinate to another.
Generic synonyms: Associate

4. Adjective. Of or relating to a person who is subordinate to another.
Exact synonyms: Assistant
Similar to: Low-level, Subordinate
Derivative terms: Assist, Assistant

5. Noun. A construction that can be used to extend the meaning of a word or phrase but is not one of the main constituents of a sentence.

Definition of Adjunct

1. a. Conjoined; attending; consequent.

2. n. Something joined or added to another thing, but not essentially a part of it.

Definition of Adjunct

1. Noun. An appendage; something attached to something else in a subordinate capacity. ¹

2. Noun. A person associated with another in a subordinate position. ¹

3. Noun. (grammar) A dispensable phrase in a clause or sentence that amplifies its meaning, such as "for a while" in "I typed for a while". ¹

4. Noun. (rhetoric) Symploce. ¹

5. Adjective. Connected in a subordinate function. ¹

6. Adjective. Added to a faculty or staff in a secondary position. ¹

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Definition of Adjunct

1. something attached in a subordinate position [n -S]

Medical Definition of Adjunct

1. 1. Something joined or added to another thing, but not essentially a part of it. "Learning is but an adjunct to our self." (Shak) 2. A person joined to another in some duty or service; a colleague; an associate. 3. A word or words added to quality or amplify the force of other words; as, the History of the American Revolution, where the words in italics are the adjunct or adjuncts of "History." 4. A quality or property of the body or the mind, whether natural or acquired; as, colour, in the body, judgment in the mind. 5. A key or scale closely related to another as principal; a relative or attendant key. See Attendant keys, under Attendant, a. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Adjunct

adjunct (current term)

Literary usage of Adjunct

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Grammar of Late Modern English: For the Use of Continental, Especially by Hendrik Poutsma (1904)
"Contrary to Dutch practice this arrangement is commonly observed also in such sentences as open with an adverbial adjunct (clause), or an object (objective ..."

2. Manual of Classical Literature: From the German of J.J. Eschenburg ... With by Johann Joachim Eschenburg (1849)
"Each of the principal parts may be accompanied with an adjunct or with adjuncts. An adjunct consists of two or more words rightly combined, but containing ..."

3. A New English Grammar, Logical and Historical by Henry Sweet (1900)
"Thus the and very in the earth, very good are adjunct-words, but there would be no ... The relation of adjunct-word to head-word is one of subordination. ..."

4. The Philosophy of Accounts by Charles Ezra Sprague (1908)
"We shall call the supplementary account an offset or an adjunct to the principal account according as it is intended to be subtracted from or added to the ..."

5. Lectures on Teaching Delivered in the University of Cambridge During the by Joshua Girling Fitch (1889)
"2 now Adverbial adjunct to 3. 3 farewell Predicate. 4 I Subject. ... 11 It Particle introducing sentence D. f 12 indeed Adverbial adjunct to 14. ..."

6. The Gentleman's House: Or, How to Plan English Residences, from the by Robert Kerr (1865)
"If attached to the Cellarage, the Ice-house may perhaps be disposed as an adjunct underground without the walls; and the North side of the building is ..."

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