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ad·ju·tant

 (ăj′ə-tənt)
n.
1. Abbr. Adj. or Adjt. A staff officer who helps a commanding officer with administrative affairs.
2. An assistant.
3. Either of two large Asian storks (Leptoptilos dubius or L. javanicus) having a head and neck bare of feathers, black wings, and white underparts. Also called adjutant stork.

[From Latin adiūtāns, adiūtant-, present participle of adiūtāre, to help; see aid.]

ad′ju·tan·cy n.
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adjutant

(ˈædʒətənt)
n
1. (Military) an officer who acts as administrative assistant to a superior officer. Abbreviation: adjt or adj
2. (Animals) short for adjutant bird
[C17: from Latin adjūtāre to aid]
ˈadjutancy n
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ad•ju•tant

(ˈædʒ ə tənt)

n.
1. a military staff officer who assists the commanding officer.
2. an assistant.
[1590–1600; < Latin adjūtant-, s. of adjūtāns, present participle of adjūtāre to help, assist, frequentative of adjuvāre= ad- ad- + juvāre to help]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.adjutant - an officer who acts as military assistant to a more senior officeradjutant - an officer who acts as military assistant to a more senior officer
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
adjutant general - a general's adjutant; chief administrative officer
military officer, officer - any person in the armed services who holds a position of authority or command; "an officer is responsible for the lives of his men"
2.adjutant - large Indian stork with a military gaitadjutant - large Indian stork with a military gait
stork - large mostly Old World wading birds typically having white-and-black plumage
genus Leptoptilus, Leptoptilus - adjutant birds and marabous
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adjutant

noun
A person who holds a position auxiliary to another and assumes some of the superior's responsibilities:
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Translations
pobočník
adjutant

adjutant

[ˈædʒətənt]
A. Nayudante mf
B. CPD Adjutant General N general responsable del aparato administrativo
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adjutant

[ˈædʒʊtənt] nadjudant mad-lib ad lib [ædˈlɪb]
viimproviser
vt [+ lines] → improviser
nimprovisation f
adv
to speak ad-lib → improviser
adj [comedy] → improvisé(e)
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adjutant

n
(Mil) → Adjutant(in) m(f)
(Orn: also adjutant bird) → Indischer Marabu
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adjutant

[ˈædʒətnt] n (Mil) → aiutante m/f
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Purnima Devi Barma, a biologist attached with a non- government organisation, said it was a challenging task to educate villagers on the subject, as they were told about the disadvantage of cutting trees on which the Greater Adjutant storks made their nests.
This was another splendid opportunity to observe the flora and fauna; no leopard sightings but wild elephants, boar, buffalo, jackal, crocodile and a variety of wonderful birds including the painted and adjutant storks. The outing was also a tribute to the ancient Land Rovers that carried us across some very rough terrain.