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Definition of Adjunct


  1. Conjoined; attending; consequent.
  2. Something joined or added to another thing, but not essentially a part of it.
  3. A person joined to another in some duty or service; a colleague; an associate.
  4. A word or words added to quality or amplify the force of other words; as, the History of the American Revolution, where the words in italics are the adjunct or adjuncts of "History."
  5. A quality or property of the body or the mind, whether natural or acquired; as, color, in the body, judgment in the mind.
  6. A key or scale closely related to another as principal; a relative or attendant key. [R.] See Attendant keys, under Attendant, a.

Adjunct Quotations

Teaching methods are often inadequate for the goals faculties are trying to achieve. Important courses such as expository writing and foreign languages are frequently taught by untrained graduate students and underpaid adjunct teachers.
Derek Bok

But in the right-wing media, they do have a right-wing bias. And they also have an agenda. So their agenda is: we're an adjunct of the Republican Party, and we're going push that agenda every day, and, as you say, brand these stories that help further the right-wing cause.
Al Franken

We all know we should eat right and we should exercise, but reading is treated as if it's this wonderful adjunct.
Walter Dean Myers

I don't want to approach reading from the viewpoint of that it's a pleasant adjunct to your life. I want to approach it from the idea that you have to read or you're going to suffer. There's a difference to be made - and you can make it if you read with your child.
Walter Dean Myers

I think that a movie can only be an adjunct or only a supplement to books, to different points of view, to scholars, historians and your own teachers.
Steven Spielberg
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Adjunct Translations

adjunct in Swedish is tillsats, komplement
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