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adventitious

ad·ven·ti·tious

adventitious

pronunciation:
aed vn tI shihs
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: connected to or arising from something in a nonessential manner; accidental or incidental.
The musical composition was not well-controlled, and so it had many adventitious effects.
antonyms:
essential, inherent
similar words:
accidental
definition 2: in biology, occurring in an unusual or unexpected place; irregular.
derivations: adventitiously (adv.), adventitiousness (n.)
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The word adventitious contains the following part:
-itious Latin adjective-forming suffix that means having the nature of, characterized by
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The suffix -itious attaches to Latin roots to form adjectives.