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Not inherent or essential; derived from something outside.
[From Latin adscītus, past participle of adscīscere, to adopt : ad-, ad- + scīscere, to accept, inchoative of scīre, to know; see skei- in Indo-European roots.]
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added or supplemental; additional
[C17: from Latin adscītus admitted (from outside), from adscīscere to admit, from scīscere to seek to know, from scīre to know]
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ad•sci•ti•tious(ˌæd sɪˈtɪʃ əs)
added or derived from an external source; additional.
[1610–20; < Latin a(d)scīt(us) derived, assumed + -itious]
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|Adj.||1.||adscititious - added or derived from something outside; not inherent; "an adscititious habit rather than an inherent taste"|
extrinsic - not forming an essential part of a thing or arising or originating from the outside; "extrinsic evidence"; "an extrinsic feature of the new building"; "that style is something extrinsic to the subject"; "looking for extrinsic aid"
|2.||adscititious - supplemental; not part of the real or essential nature of a thing; "adscititious vowels"|
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