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[uh-juhngk-shuh n] /əˈdʒʌŋk ʃən/
addition of an adjunct.
Origin of adjunction
First recorded in 1595-1605, adjunction is from the Latin word adjunctiōn- (stem of adjunctiō). See adjunct, -ion Unabridged
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  • Their number was soon doubled by the adjunction of new cities.

    History of Julius Caesar Vol. 1 of 2 Napoleon III, Emperor of the French, 1808-1873.
  • The Alliance also came to demand the adjunction to the council of a certain number of delegates.

  • They found the mayor and Morellet, asked for the Commune, and provisionally the adjunction of a popular commission.

  • The latter tried to strengthen itself by the adjunction of delegates from the National Guard.

  • This relation of adjunction issues in a peculiar relation between the boundaries of the two events.

    The Concept of Nature Alfred North Whitehead
  • An adjunction of characteristics, her mother predominating morally and physically.

    A Zola Dictionary J. G. Patterson
  • In this place I think the effect would have been greatly enhanced by the adjunction of voices to the orchestra.

    Masters of French Music Arthur Hervey
  • An adjunction of characteristics, moral prepotency of his father, physical likeness to his mother.

    A Zola Dictionary J. G. Patterson
British Dictionary definitions for adjunction


(in phrase-structure grammar) the relationship between a branch of a tree representing a sentence to other branches to its left or right that descend from the same node immediately above
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