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[uh-juhngk-shuh n]
  1. addition of an adjunct.
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Origin of adjunction

First recorded in 1595–1605, adjunction is from the Latin word adjunctiōn- (stem of adjunctiō). See adjunct, -ion
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Historical Examples of adjunction

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for adjunction


  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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