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1. Something attached to another in a dependent or subordinate position. See Synonyms at attachment.
2. A person associated with another in a subordinate or auxiliary capacity.
3. Grammar A clause or phrase added to a sentence that, while not essential to the sentence's structure, amplifies its meaning, such as for several hours in We waited for several hours.
4. Logic A nonessential attribute of a thing.
1. Added or connected in a subordinate or auxiliary capacity: an adjunct clause.
2. Attached to a faculty or staff in a temporary or auxiliary capacity: an adjunct professor of history.

[From Latin adiūnctus, past participle of adiungere, to join to; see adjoin.]

ad·junc′tion (ə-jŭngk′shən) n.
ad·junc′tive adj.


(Grammar) (in phrase-structure grammar) the relationship between a branch of a tree representing a sentence to other branches to its left or right that descend from the same node immediately above
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Noun1.adjunction - an act of joining or adjoining thingsadjunction - an act of joining or adjoining things
joining, connexion, connection - the act of bringing two things into contact (especially for communication); "the joining of hands around the table"; "there was a connection via the internet"
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It is also a cynical way like in the Black humour that scoffs morality but a witty and intelligent game of mind essentially based on sentence adjunction or omission and the verbal substitution of old words by new ones so that the reader or the hearer cannot help laughing about the witticism.
In traditional spray coating procedures, when the viscosity of paint and inks get high, additional processing before UV curing is a prerequisite, such as the adjunction of solvent.
A decreased prevalence of atherosclerosis on postmortem examination has been associated with adjunction of polyunsaturated acids, especially alpha-linolenic acid, to the diet of psittacine birds.
By adjunction, we get the product in K0, then we use our knowledge of the pair QSym/NCSF and the Z-module duality to conclude.
Exclusion criteria were: incomprehensible language; when other drug(s) had been taken in adjunction with the methoxetamine (exception was made for tobacco); and when the account had been found previously in the data collection.
Among the topics are a new look at finitely generated metabelian groups, improving Latin square based secret sharing schemes, the adjunction of roots in exponential A-groups, the classification of one relator limit groups and the surface group, and an algorithm to express words as a product of conjugates of relators.
We have subjunction of {P;N} to {P} rather than adjunction as in (1).
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The modalities of emergence of the harm reduction theme on the cantonal parliamentary arena altered its properties by the adjunction of takes that were specific to the political sphere (8).
An acknowledged creative director and adjunction instructor, Mr.
The adjunction of two "bedrock" hypotheses--state can never be sure of each other's intentions and they possess inherently offensive military capacity (17)--to the original neorealist framework entails deep change in the structure of incentives produced by international systems.