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Adjunct (something added, attached, or joined) is considered to be an advanced word, according to the Barron's essential words for the GRE, which includes 800 college- and graduate-level words that frequently appear on the Graduate Record Exam.

Definition of the noun adjunct

What does adjunct mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: adjuncts

  1. something added to another thing but not an essential part of it
  2. a person who is an assistant or subordinate to another
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • more generic word: associate = a person who joins with others in some activity or endeavor
  3. 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

Alternative definition of the noun adjunct


  1. An appendage; something attached to something else in a subordinate capacity.
  2. A person associated with another in a subordinate position.
  3. [grammar] A dispensable phrase in a clause or sentence that amplifies its meaning, such as "for a while" in "I typed for a while".
  4. [rhetoric] Symploce.

Definition of the adjective adjunct

What does adjunct mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: -

  1. furnishing added support
  2. of or relating to a person who is subordinate to another

Alternative definition of the adjective adjunct


  1. Connected in a subordinate function.
  2. Added to a faculty or staff in a secondary position.


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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Adjunct

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Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Online Education (2016)

by Steven L. Danver

Contingent faculty members include parttime adjunct faculty, graduate assistants, and fulltime, nontenuretrack lecturers. Adjunct faculty members are those hired for parttime assignments on a coursebycourse or term basis. They typically do ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar (2014)

by Bas Aarts, Sylvia Chalker, Edmund Weiner

predication adjunct (v.) ( Pronounced /ˈpredɪkeɪt/.) Assert (something) about a linguistic unit, typically the subject of a sentence. predication 1. What is predicated. The term may be used as a ...

Google previewThe Eat Right 4 Your Type The complete Blood Type Encyclopedia (2002)

by Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo, Catherine Whitney

BLOOD GROUP A: Cancer Prevention Protocol Chemotherapy Adjunct Protocol Skin Health Protocol Surgery Recovery Protocol Chronic Illness Recovery Protocol 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. BLOOD GROUP B: Cancer Prevention Protocol Chemotherapy ...

Google previewAppleton's Dictionary of New York and Vicinity (1890)

Greek (adjunct); Thos. R. Price, Prof. Eng. Lang. and Lit.; E. Munroe Smith, Prof. Hist. adjunct); John D. Quackenbos, Prof. ng. Lang, and Lit. (adjunct); John K. Rees, ...

Google previewThe World Almanac and Encyclopedia (1905)

Adjunct Proiessors : Carter S. Cole, M.D.; Franz ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Manufactures ... (1856)

Embracing in All Nearly Three Thousand Articles on Arts and Sciences by James Smith (author of the Panorama of science and art.)

pound points, which are named after the two adjunct cardinals respectively; observing that North and South have precedence in each designation. Thus the middle point between North and East iscalled " North ...

Google previewThe British Encyclopedia (1818)

Or, Dictionary of Arts and Sciences. Comprising an Accurate and Popular View of the Present Improved State of Human Knowledge by William Nicholson

Steller, adjunct of the Academy at Petersburgh, a genus of the Octandria Monogynia class and order. Natural order of Vepreculae. Thymelez, Jussieu. Essential character: calyx none; corolla four-cleft; stamens very short, nut one, beaked.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Nursing Research, Third Edition (2011)

by Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN, Meredith Kazer, PhD, APRN, A/GNP-BC

and Practice, Adjunct Professor, Department of Geriatric Medicine, College of Nursing, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Palliative Care Linda J. Mayberry, RN, PhD, FAAN Associate Adjunct Professor, New York University, ...

Google previewMotivation in Grammar and the Lexicon (2011)

by Klaus-Uwe Panther, Günter Radden

adjunct, motive, oriented adverb/adjunct, prototype, resultative adverb, schema , subjective evaluation, temporal coextension, transparent adverb 1. Introduction This paper deals with -ly adverbs, see (1), from a cognitive linguistic perspective ...

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So no one should rely on television either for their knowledge of music or for news. There's just more going on. It's an adjunct to the written word, which I think is still the most important thing. (Kurt Loder)
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Scrabble value of A1D2J8U1N1C3T1

The value of this 7-letter word is 17 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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