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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.
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(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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One of the most important results in the theory of quasi-log schemes is adjunction.
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'The constitutionally mandated conflict resolution machinery (adjunction under article 262 of the constitution and the Inter-State water Disputes Act 1956, amended in 2002) seemed to be working reasonably well earlier, but it has run into difficulties in recent years.
"CHIPOR" hypothesizes that the adjunction of platinum HIPEC in first-relapsed EOC is able to improve the median OS (overall survival) by 12 months.