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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
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Therefore, there is sufficient evidence advocating use of topical nepafenac in adjunction with topical steroids for prevention of ME in patients with NPDR.
Next to some concrete examples where the criterion may be applied, we also study the adjunction between a Barr-exact unital category and its abelian core, which we prove to be admissible.
NPWT was used as adjunction to the relief of venous congestion in the TA flap in all three cases.
42) The authors propose a judicial branch of international environmental law that would complement existing monitoring systems, suggesting two ways of doing so with judicial review: either extending current compliance procedures through a second stage of third-party adjunction or establishing a distinct process of judicial settlement that comes into play when compliance procedures fail to resolve a case.
Two different answers have been proposed: either syntactic structure is not necessarily binary (see, for example, Culicover & Jackendoff s, 2005 flat structure; or finite-state proposals for adjunction, as in Uriagereka, 2005, 2012; Krivochen, 2015a) or it is indeed binary, but as a result of interface requirements, particularly semantic conditions on interpretation in a derivational system driven by the need to combine conceptual information (roots) and instructions as to how to manipulate that information, particularly restricting reference (procedural nodes, in Relevance Theoretic terms, Sperber & Wilson, 1995).
That is a good reason for completely abandoning the possibility of free and direct adjunction of AdvPs to DPs and other constituents of the clause.
output-output correspondence: The case of adjunction in diminutive morphology.
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.
Both these procedures can be used individually or in adjunction to each other for the detection of nature (benign or malignant) of breast lump.
Therefore, Poe's problem, that of researching on the real domain of poetry, which he solved by adjunction, is solved by Moreas through exclusion.