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ADVENTITIOUS

 Dictionary entry overview: What does adventitious mean? 

ADVENTITIOUS (adjective)
  The adjective ADVENTITIOUS has 1 sense:

1. associated by chance and not an integral part

  Familiarity information: ADVENTITIOUS used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ADVENTITIOUS (adjective)


Sense 1adventitious [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Associated by chance and not an integral part

Synonyms:

accidental; adventitious

Context examples:

poetry is something to which words are the accidental, not by any means the essential form / they had to decide whether his misconduct was adventitious or the result of a flaw in his character

Similar:

extrinsic (not forming an essential part of a thing or arising or originating from the outside)


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