something added to another thing but not essential to it.
a person associated with lesser status, rank, authority, etc., in some duty or service; assistant.
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.
Grammar. a modifying form, word, or phrase depending on some other form, word, or phrase, especially an element of clause structure with adverbial function.
joined or associated, especially in an auxiliary or subordinate relationship.
attached or belonging without full or permanent status: an adjunct surgeon on the hospital staff.
- ad·junct·ly, adverb
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How to use adjunct in a sentence
Sharon Whitehurst-Payne, a former classroom teacher and adjunct faculty member at San Diego State, was appointed to the District E seat in 2016, after it was vacated by a disgraced board member.
An adjunct professor at Stanford University, he’s also been a novelist, TV host of PBS’s The Brain, and science advisor for the HBO series Westworld.Your Brain Makes You a Different Person Every Day - Issue 91: The Amazing Brain | Steve Paulson | October 14, 2020 | Nautilus
Lyndsay Levingston Christian is a multimedia talent, host and adjunct professor based in Houston, Texas.The Anatomy Of A Breast Cancer Survivor: ‘Early Detection Saved My Life’ | Charli Penn | October 6, 2020 | Essence.com
Robert Bazell is an adjunct professor of molecular, cellular, and developmental biology at Yale.The Case for Rapid At-Home COVID Testing for Everyone - Facts So Romantic | Robert Bazell | August 5, 2020 | Nautilus
She said the campuses all limit their tenured faculty so that they can retain flexibility to hire adjunct professors – and that flexibility could be utilized now to implement the requirement.Sacramento Report: Ethnic Studies Dispute Pits CSU Against Lawmakers | Sara Libby and Maya Srikrishnan | July 24, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
She appeared at his side, impish smile in place, dutiful, fragrantly rather than ferociously sexy, and—frustratingly—an adjunct.How Can Katie Holmes Escape Tom Cruise—and ‘Dawson’s Creek’? | Tim Teeman | October 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
At first Wales and Sanger conceived of Wikipedia merely as an adjunct to Nupedia, sort of like a feeder product or farm team.
Bouts of landays may be a formal part of a family gathering or may emerge more spontaneously as an adjunct to collective labor.Beauty and Subversion in the Secret Poems of Afghan Women | Daniel Bosch | April 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“They got letters,” says Simo Muir, adjunct professor of Jewish Studies at Helsinki University.The Jews Who Fought for Hitler: ‘We Did Not Help the Germans. We Had a Common Enemy’ | The Telegraph | March 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The students I teach as an adjunct are pointed toward midlevel careers.
The arm in these childish drawings early develops the interesting adjunct of a hand.Children's Ways | James Sully
As an adjunct of the policy of the deterrent workhouse for the able-bodied, we have to note the coming-in of compulsory detection.English Poor Law Policy | Sidney Webb
"We must have a real door," said Shorty, looking critically at the strip of canvas that did duty for that important adjunct.Si Klegg, Book 2 (of 6) | John McElroy
It will prove itself a most valuable adjunct to the excellent course of instruction given in our public schools.
Clarté, in fact, forms an adjunct of the Grand Orient and owns a lodge under its jurisdiction in Paris.Secret Societies And Subversive Movements | Nesta H. Webster
British Dictionary definitions for adjunct
something incidental or not essential that is added to something else
a person who is subordinate to another
part of a sentence other than the subject or the predicate
(in systemic grammar) part of a sentence other than the subject, predicator, object, or complement; usually a prepositional or adverbial group
part of a sentence that may be omitted without making the sentence ungrammatical; a modifier
logic another name for accident (def. 4)
added or connected in a secondary or subordinate position; auxiliary
- adjunctive (əˈdʒʌŋktɪv), adjective
- adjunctly, adverb
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