[ uh-juhngk-shuhn ]

  1. 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

Words Nearby adjunction Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use adjunction in a sentence

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for adjunction


/ (əˈdʒʌŋkʃən) /

  1. (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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