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adjunct

ad·junct

adjunct

 
pronunciation:
ae juhngkt
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: something joined to another thing but not an integral part of it; supplement; accessory.
synonyms:
accessory, appurtenance, attachment, auxiliary, subsidiary
similar words:
accompaniment, addendum, appendage, appendix, arm, branch, codicil, supplement, tag, tailpiece
definition 2: a person who assists another, esp. in a subordinate position.
synonyms:
affiliate, aide, assistant, auxiliary, helper, servitor
similar words:
accessory, adjutant, associate, attendant, coadjutor, servant, sidekick, subordinate
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: attached or connected but not fully integrated; supplementary; subordinate.
The women's college was originally founded as an adjunct institution to the university.
synonyms:
affiliated, associate, auxiliary, supplementary
similar words:
accessory, additional, appendant, attached, secondary, subordinate, subsidiary
definition 2: having temporary or part-time status on a staff or faculty.
The adjunct professors are paid by the semester and do not receive the same benefits as full-time staff members.
synonyms:
part-time, temporary
similar words:
affiliated, associate
derivation: adjunctly (adv.)
Word Parts
The word adjunct contains the following parts:
ad- Latin prefix that means to, toward
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Originally a Latin preposition and prefix, ad- occurs in English in Latin loanwords. It has multiple forms, as the final 'd' sound in ad- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See its assimilated forms: ac-, af-, ag-1, al-, an-, ap-, ar-, as-, and at-.
junct Latin root that means join