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Meaning of ADJUNCT

Pronunciation:  'ajungkt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a construction that is part of a sentence but not essential to its meaning and can be omitted without making the sentence ungrammatical
  2. [n]  something added to another thing but not an essential part of it
  3. [n]  a person who is an assistant or subordinate to another
  4. [adj]  of or relating to a person who is subordinate to another
  5. [adj]  relating to something that is added but is not essential; "an ancillary pump"; "an adjuvant discipline to forms of mysticism"; "The mind and emotions are auxilliary to each other"

ADJUNCT is a 7 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: accessory, adjuvant, ancillary, appurtenant, assistant, auxiliary, low-level, subordinate, subsidiary, supportive
 See Also: associate, construction, expression, grammatical construction, inessential, nonessential, parenthetical, parenthetical expression



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ad"junct`\, a. [L. adjunctus, p. p. of adjungere. See
    Conjoined; attending; consequent.
          Though that my death were adjunct to my act. --Shak.
    {Adjunct notes} (Mus.), short notes between those essential
       to the harmony; auxiliary notes; passing notes.
  2. \Ad"junct`\, n.
    1. Something joined or added to another thing, but not
       essentially a part of it.
             Learning is but an adjunct to our self. --Shak.
    2. A person joined to another in some duty or service; a
       colleague; an associate. --Wotton.
    3. (Gram.) A word or words added to quality or amplify the
       force of other words; as, the History of the American
       Revolution, where the words in italics are the adjunct or
       adjuncts of ``History.''
    4. (Metaph.) A quality or property of the body or the mind,
       whether natural or acquired; as, color, in the body,
       judgment in the mind.
    5. (Mus.) A key or scale closely related to another as
       principal; a relative or attendant key. [R.] See
       {Attendant keys}, under {Attendant}, a.
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