from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Not inherent or essential; derived from something outside.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. derived or acquired from something extrinsic; not part of the real, inherent, or essential nature of a thing
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Supplemental; additional; adventitious; ascititious.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Added or derived from without; not intrinsic or essential; supplemental; additional. Also written ascititious.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. added or derived from something outside; not inherent
- adj. supplemental; not part of the real or essential nature of a thing
From Latin adscītus, past participle of adscīscere, to adopt : ad-, ad- + scīscere, to accept, inchoative of scīre, to know; see skei- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin adscitus, from past participle of adscisco ("admit"). (Wiktionary)