adjunct
I. noun Etymology: Latin adjunctum, from neuter of adjunctus, past participle of adjungere Date: 1588 1. something joined or added to another thing but not essentially a part of it 2. a. a word or word group that qualifies or completes the meaning of another word or other words and is not itself a main structural element in its sentence b. an adverb or adverbial (as heartily in “They ate heartily” or at noon in “We left at noon”) attached to the verb of a clause especially to express a relation of time, place, frequency, degree, or manner — compare disjunct 2 3. a. an associate or assistant of another b. an adjunct faculty member at a college or university 4. adjuvant b • adjunctive adjective II. adjective Date: 1594 1. added or joined as an accompanying object or circumstance 2. attached in a subordinate or temporary capacity to a staff <
an adjunct professor
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adjunctly adverb

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  • adjunct — ADJÚNCT, Ă, adjuncţi, te, adj. Care face parte din conducerea unei instituţii, a unei întreprinderi sau a unui serviciu din cuprinsul acestora, având funcţia imediat subordonată titularului. ♢ (Substantivat) Adjunctul directorului. – Din germ.… …   Dicționar Român

  • Adjunct — Ad junct , a. [L. adjunctus, p. p. of adjungere. See {Adjoin}.] Conjoined; attending; consequent. [1913 Webster] Though that my death were adjunct to my act. Shak. [1913 Webster] {Adjunct notes} (Mus.), short notes between those essential to the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Adjunct — Ad junct , n. 1. Something joined or added to another thing, but not essentially a part of it. [1913 Webster] Learning is but an adjunct to our self. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. A person joined to another in some duty or service; a colleague; an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adjunct — UK US /ˈædʒʌŋkt/ noun [C] FORMAL ► something that is added or connected to a larger or more important thing: an adjunct to sth »Green, socially conscious concepts are not an adjunct to its main business, but a philosophy that works its way into… …   Financial and business terms

  • adjunct — I adjective accessory, addendum, additament, addition, appanage, appendage, augmentation, auxiliary, branch, complement, component, corollary, extension, subordinate part, supplement foreign phrases: Sublato principali, tollitur adjunctum. By the …   Law dictionary

  • adjunct — [a′juŋkt΄] n. [< L adjunctus, pp. of adjungere, ADJOIN] 1. a thing added to something else, but secondary or not essential to it 2. a) a person connected with another as a helper or subordinate associate b) an adjunct teacher, professor, etc.… …   English World dictionary

  • Adjunct — (v. lat.), 1) Gehülfe eines Beamten; 2) bes. den geistlichen Ephoren u. Inspectoren beigegebener Amtsgehülfe; daher Adjunctur, Stelle eines Adjuncten, u. Adjungiren, beigeben, zuordnen; bes. als Amtsgehülfen beigeben. Adjuncta, nicht zum Wesen… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Adjunct — Adjunct, Amtsgehilfe …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • adjunct — n *appendage, appurtenance, accessory Analogous words: *addition, accretion: appanage (see RIGHT): attachment, affix, fixture (see corresponding verbs at FASTEN) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • adjunct — [n] addition; help accessory, addendum, appendage, appendix, appurtenance, associate, auxiliary, complement, detail, partner, subordinate, supplement; concepts 484,835 Ant. detriment, lessening, subtraction …   New thesaurus

  • adjunct — ► NOUN 1) an additional and supplementary part. 2) Grammar a word or phrase in a sentence other than the verb or predicate. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ connected in an auxiliary way. DERIVATIVES adjunctive adjective. ORIGIN from Latin adjungere adjoin …   English terms dictionary

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