Adventitiousness
Adventitious Ad`ven*ti"tious, a. [L. adventitius.] 1. Added extrinsically; not essentially inherent; accidental or causal; additional; supervenient; foreign. [1913 Webster]

To things of great dimensions, if we annex an adventitious idea of terror, they become without comparison greater. --Burke. [1913 Webster]

2. (Nat. Hist.) Out of the proper or usual place; as, adventitious buds or roots. [1913 Webster]

3. (Bot.) Accidentally or sparingly spontaneous in a country or district; not fully naturalized; adventive; -- applied to foreign plants. [1913 Webster]

4. (Med.) Acquired, as diseases; accidental. [1913 Webster] -- {Ad`ven*ti"tious*ly}, adv. -- {Ad`ven*ti"tious*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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