American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Something attached to another in a dependent or subordinate position. See Synonyms at appendage.
- n. A person associated with another in a subordinate or auxiliary capacity.
- n. Grammar A clause or phrase added to a sentence that, while not essential to the sentence's structure, amplifies its meaning, such as for several hours in We waited for several hours.
- n. Logic A nonessential attribute of a thing.
- adj. Added or connected in a subordinate or auxiliary capacity: an adjunct clause.
- adj. Attached to a faculty or staff in a temporary or auxiliary capacity: an adjunct professor of history.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- United with another (generally in a subordinate capacity) in office or in action of any kind: as, an adjunct professor. Added to or conjoined with, as a consequence; attending; accompanying.
- n. Something added to another, but not essentially a part of it.
- n. A person joined to another in some duty or service; an assistant or subordinate colleague.
- n. In metaphysics, any quality of a thing not pertaining to its essence.
- n. In grammar, a word or a number of words added to define, limit, or qualify the force of another word or other words; a word or phrase having value in a sentence only as dependent on another member of the sentence, as an adjective, an adverb, the words of a dependent clause, etc.
- n. In music, a scale or key closely related to another; a relative scale or key.
- n. An appendage; something attached to something else in a subordinate capacity.
- n. A person associated with another, usually in a subordinate position; a colleague.
- n. grammar A dispensable phrase in a clause or sentence that amplifies its meaning, such as "for a while" in "I typed for a while".
- n. rhetoric Symploce.
- n. dated, metaphysics A quality or property of the body or mind, whether natural or acquired, such as colour in the body or judgement in the mind.
- n. music A key or scale closely related to another as principal; a relative or attendant key.
- adj. Connected in a subordinate function.
- adj. Added to a faculty or staff in a secondary position.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Conjoined; attending; consequent.
- n. Something joined or added to another thing, but not essentially a part of it.
- n. A person joined to another in some duty or service; a colleague; an associate.
- n. (Gram.) A word or words added to quality or amplify the force of other words.”
- n. (Metaph.) A quality or property of the body or the mind, whether natural or acquired.
- n. (Mus.) A key or scale closely related to another as principal; a relative or attendant key. [R.] See Attendant keys, under Attendant, a.
- adj. of or relating to a person who is subordinate to another
- adj. furnishing added support
- n. 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
- n. something added to another thing but not an essential part of it
- n. a person who is an assistant or subordinate to another
- From Latin adiunctus, perfect passive participle of adiungō ("join to"), from ad + iungō ("join"). (Wiktionary)
- From Latin adiūnctus, past participle of adiungere, to join to; see adjoin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Science is not only cool, it's really important for the future of this country, and it's great to have people we call adjunct professors here, to help lend their real-life experiences to stimulate junior high students to the wonders of science.”
“Someone I know was hired at Harvard for what s/he took to be a long-term adjunct position, because the ad said "three-year contract renewable" rather than "tenure track.”
“As someone whose partner was a long-term adjunct, I really understand the bitterness, the rage, and the sense that slights and insults are embedded within many interactions with administrators and tenure-stream faculty.”
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