from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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. A dispensable phrase in a clause or sentence that amplifies its meaning, such as "for a while" in "I typed for a while".
- n. Symploce.
- n. 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. 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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. A word or words added to quality or amplify the force of other words.”
- n. A quality or property of the body or the mind, whether natural or acquired.
- n. A key or scale closely related to another as principal; a relative or attendant key. [R.] See Attendant keys, under Attendant, a.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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 adiūnctus, past participle of adiungere, to join to; see adjoin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin adiunctus, perfect passive participle of adiungō ("join to"), from ad + iungō ("join"). (Wiktionary)