Etymology
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adjunct (n.)

1580s, "something added to but not an essential part of (something else)," from Latin adiunctus "closely connected, joined, united" (as a noun, "a characteristic, essential attribute"), past participle of adiungere "join to" (see adjoin).

adjunct (adj.)

"united with another in office or action," 1590s, from Latin adiunctus "closely connected, joined, united," past participle of adiungere "to join to," usually with a notion of subordination, but this is not etymological (see adjoin). Adjunct professor is attested by 1826, American English.

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Definitions of adjunct
1
adjunct (n.)
something added to another thing but not an essential part of it;
adjunct (n.)
a person who is an assistant or subordinate to another;
adjunct (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;
2
adjunct (adj.)
furnishing added support;
Synonyms: accessory / ancillary / adjuvant / appurtenant / auxiliary
adjunct (adj.)
of or relating to a person who is subordinate to another;
Synonyms: assistant
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