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Adjunct

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

noun

  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

adjective

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

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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 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 previewA Dictionary of Stylistics (2014)

by Katie Wales

Usually adjunct designates an element in the structure of a SENTENCE which refers to a circumstance (e.g. reason, place, manner, etc.) rather than a direct participant, e.g. Farmers dig in (for battle). (See Ronald Carter & Michael McCarthy ...

Google previewPhilologia Anglicana: or, a Philological and synonymical dictionary of the English language; in which the words are deduced from their originals-their sense defined-and the same illustrated and supported by proper examples and notes, critical and explanatory. [“A-Adornment” only.] (1806)

by Benjamin DAWSON (Rector of Burgh, Suffolk.)

Learning is but an adjunct to ourself, And where we are, our learning likewise is." Shakespear's Love's Labour Lost. A'DJUNCT, adj. [adju-ndus, Lat] Such as “ belongs to a thing as its subject; but with the allusion noted in the definition of the ...

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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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