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ADJUNCT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does adjunct mean? 

ADJUNCT (noun)
  The noun ADJUNCT has 3 senses:

1. something added to another thing but not an essential part of it
2. a person who is an assistant or subordinate to another
3. 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

  Familiarity information: ADJUNCT used as a noun is uncommon.


ADJUNCT (adjective)
  The adjective ADJUNCT has 2 senses:

1. furnishing added support
2. of or relating to a person who is subordinate to another

  Familiarity information: ADJUNCT used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ADJUNCT (noun)


Sense 1adjunct [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Something added to another thing but not an essential part of it

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Hypernyms ("adjunct" is a kind of...):

inessential; nonessential (anything that is not essential)


Sense 2adjunct [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A person who is an assistant or subordinate to another

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("adjunct" is a kind of...):

associate (a person who joins with others in some activity)


Sense 3adjunct [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("adjunct" is a kind of...):

construction; expression; grammatical construction (a group of words that form a constituent of a sentence and are considered as a single unit)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "adjunct"):

parenthetical; parenthetical expression (an expression in parentheses)


ADJUNCT (adjective)


Sense 1adjunct [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Furnishing added support

Synonyms:

appurtenant; ancillary; adjuvant; adjunct; accessory; auxiliary; subsidiary

Context examples:

an ancillary pump / an adjuvant discipline to forms of mysticism / The mind and emotions are auxiliary to each other

Similar:

supportive (furnishing support or assistance)


Sense 2adjunct [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of or relating to a person who is subordinate to another

Synonyms:

assistant; adjunct

Similar:

low-level; subordinate (lower in rank or importance)


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