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 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]


Associated by chance and not an integral part


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


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

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