Adjective "adjunct" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


A thing added to something else as a supplementary rather than an essential part.
  1. 'It assumes that the virtual is a substitute for the material realm, rather than an adjunct to it.'
  2. 'In either case, quality service is an essential adjunct to a quality product.'
  3. 'The right to freedom of association, including the right to form and join organizations and associations concerned with political and public affairs, is an essential adjunct to the rights protected by article 25.'
  4. 'Optical mammography, for example, will probably find first use as an adjunct to conventional mammography rather than as a replacement.'
  5. 'It is not surprising to find that many entrepreneurs contributed directly to the improvement of the transport infrastructure, and were often engaged in some type of shipping as an essential adjunct to their business.'
  6. 'They aren't part of the essential life of the community, merely a decorative adjunct to it.'
  7. 'For many men, playing the stockmarket is a profitable adjunct to supplement otherwise meagre incomes from the sale of surplus rice, coffee, cloves and vegetables.'
  8. 'If there's a market for appliances, it is as an adjunct to PCs rather than as an alternative.'
  9. 'He stressed the importance of mounting an invasion of France to relieve pressure on Soviet forces fighting in the German - Soviet war, and added that the French Riviera landings would be an essential adjunct to it.'
  10. 'Therefore, enzyme supplementation should be an adjunct to, not a substitute for, dietary restriction.'
  11. 'a talented adjunct desperately grabbing at officer status'
  12. 'We see it as the first step in a campaign to organize all private-sector adjuncts in Boston.'
  13. 'The courses are designed to be modular and scalable, so that teaching assistants and adjuncts can be slotted into courses as required.'
  14. 'Although even tenured professors can be influenced by the economic and psychological pressures of student evaluations, untenured instructors and adjuncts who work on yearly contracts are the most vulnerable.'
  15. 'It does so by linking together demands for better compensation and conditions for adjuncts with the need for quality education for students, the restoration of the academic job market, and the defense of the academic profession.'
  16. 'Because of these working conditions, many adjuncts may have difficulty holding office hours, meeting with full-time colleagues, or participating in professional development activities.'
  17. 'On April 30th, Hitler gave very clear instructions to his personal adjunct, Otto Gunsche, that both his and his wife's body should be burned.'
  18. 'A new insider confides that she has never before heard people talk about adjuncts as if they were not even in the room when they actually were.'
  19. 'Many dance faculties are made up of only one full-time person and several adjuncts.'
  20. 'Thirty percent of part-time liberal-arts faculty reported no scheduled office hours, and adjuncts were 50 percent less likely to require essay exams than full-time faculty.'
A word or phrase that constitutes an optional element or is considered of secondary importance in a sentence, for example on the table in we left some flowers on the table.
  1. 'The LION database of English poetry has 144 instances of ‘under God’, and quite a few of them seem to me to be unambiguously locative adjuncts modifying noun phrases.'
  2. 'In English you can take not only an adjunct but also a predicative complement and prepose them (pop them at the front of the clause) for a special effect.'
  3. 'Among the features indicating that an adverbial is an adjunct is the ability to be questioned and negated.'
  4. 'The sentence begins with what is traditionally known as an absolutive clausal adjunct - a gerund-participial clause functioning as an adjunct in clause structure.'


Connected or added to something.
  1. 'The patients are then seen by the physician who would prescribe the appropriate adjunct therapy and be available for further support.'
  2. 'The Shonibare photographs were on loan on the recommendation of Okwui Enwezor, who is, among many other things, an adjunct curator of contemporary art at the Institute.'
  3. 'He's the adjunct general for the state of Florida, meaning he's in charge of the state's Army and Air National Guard.'
  4. 'Someone wrote in and asked if I would settle, as they put it, for an adjunct position if I can't get a faculty position.'
  5. 'That show, curated by Okwui Enwezor, adjunct curator of contemporary art at the Art Institute of Chicago, addresses art and politics in Africa from 1945 to 1994.'
  6. 'The organization is prepared to accept him back, and will create a circle for him to be available as an adjunct support if he is released as a long-term offender.'
  7. 'Hypnosis is often used as an adjunct therapy for chronic conditions.'
  8. 'The local media don't want to be seen as an adjunct branch of the local constabulary.'
  9. 'National Public Radio featured a revealing interview Sunday with Thomas Lippman, adjunct scholar for the Washington-based Middle East Institute.'
  10. 'In 1780, Goya was elected a member of the Academia de S. Fernando; five years later he would become adjunct director of painting in the same institution.'
  11. 'an adjunct professor of entomology'
  12. 'Choreographer Deborah Hay, who is an adjunct professor at the University of Texas at Austin, is still mesmerizing at age 59.'
  13. 'Both Kieran and Timberlake have taught nearly every year for the last two decades, and as adjunct professors at the University of Pennsylvania, they team up even in the classroom.'
  14. 'He is also an adjunct assistant professor of psychology at Case Western Reserve University and consults with summer camps and camp organizations.'
  15. 'As an adult, she has pursued a dual career as both an academic (currently an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto) and a dramatist.'
  16. 'In 1987 he joined the University of Toronto as adjunct professor and director of its Centre for Accounting Studies, positions he held until 1990.'
  17. 'Michael Cockram is an adjunct assistant professor of architecture at the University of Oregon.'
  18. 'Lionel Lewis is emeritus professor of sociology and adjunct professor of higher education at the State University of New York at Buffalo.'
  19. 'Now, Dr. Kuriansky represents the American Psychological Association and is also an adjunct assistant professor at the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University.'
  20. 'She's also adjunct professor at the University of Toronto, lecturing on Caribbean and women's studies.'
  21. 'He is now an adjunct assistant professor of architecture at the University of Oregon and director of the Italy Field School Program.'

More definitions

1. something added to another thing but not essential to it.

2. a person associated with lesser status, rank, authority, etc., in some duty or service; assistant.

3. a person working at an institution, as a college or university, without having full or permanent status: My lawyer works two nights a week as an adjunct, teaching business law at the college.

4. Grammar. a modifying form, word, or phrase depending on some other form, word, or phrase, especially an element of clause struc

More examples(as adjective)

"professors can be adjunct."

"wishes can be adjunct."

"units can be adjunct."

"purposes can be adjunct."

"products can be adjunct."

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Early 16th century (as an adjective meaning ‘joined on, subordinate’): from Latin adjunctus, past participle of adjungere (see adjoin).