adjunct


adjunct
adjunctly, adv.
/aj"ungkt/, n.
1. something added to another thing but not essential to it.
2. a person associated with lesser status, rank, authority, etc., in some duty or service; assistant.
3. a person working at an institution, as a college or university, without having full or permanent status: My lawyer works two nights a week as an adjunct, teaching business law at the college.
4. Gram. a modifying form, word, or phrase depending on some other form, word, or phrase, esp. an element of clause structure with adverbial function.
adj.
5. joined or associated, esp. in an auxiliary or subordinate relationship.
6. attached or belonging without full or permanent status: an adjunct surgeon on the hospital staff.
[1580-90; < L adjunctus joined to (ptp. of adjungere), equiv. to ad- AD- + jung- (nasal var. of jug- YOKE1) + -tus ptp. suffix]
Syn. 1. appendix, supplement. See addition. 2. aide, attaché.

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