from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Something attached to another in a dependent or subordinate position. synonym: attachment.
- noun A person associated with another in a subordinate or auxiliary capacity.
- noun 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.
- noun Logic A nonessential attribute of a thing.
- adjective Added or connected in a subordinate or auxiliary capacity.
- adjective Attached to a faculty or staff in a temporary or auxiliary capacity.
from The Century Dictionary.
- 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.
- noun Something added to another, but not essentially a part of it.
- noun A person joined to another in some duty or service; an assistant or subordinate colleague.
- noun In metaphysics, any quality of a thing not pertaining to its essence.
- noun 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.
- noun In music, a scale or key closely related to another; a relative scale or key.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Conjoined; attending; consequent.
- adjective (Mus.) short notes between those essential to the harmony; auxiliary notes; passing notes.
- noun Something joined or added to another thing, but not essentially a part of it.
- noun A person joined to another in some duty or service; a colleague; an associate.
- noun (Gram.) A word or words added to quality or amplify the force of other words.”
- noun (Metaph.) A quality or property of the body or the mind, whether natural or acquired.
- noun (Mus.) A key or scale closely related to another as principal; a relative or attendant key. [R.] See Attendant keys, under
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun An
appendage; something attachedto something else in a subordinate capacity.
- noun A
person associatedwith another, usually in a subordinate position; a colleague.
- noun grammar A
dispensable phrasein a clauseor sentencethat amplifiesits meaning, such as "for a while" in "I typed for a while".
- noun rhetoric
- noun dated, metaphysics A
qualityor propertyof the body or mind, whether natural or acquired, such as colour in the body or judgement in the mind.
- noun music A
keyor scaleclosely related to another as principal; a relative or attendant key.
- adjective Connected in a
- adjective Added to a
facultyor staff in a secondaryposition.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective of or relating to a person who is subordinate to another
- adjective furnishing added support
- noun 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
- noun something added to another thing but not an essential part of it
- noun a person who is an assistant or subordinate to another
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[From Latin adiūnctus, past participle of adiungere, to join to; see adjoin.]
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From Latin adiunctus, perfect passive participle of adiungō ("join to"), from ad + iungō ("join").
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