adscititious

[ ad-si-tish-uhs ]
/ ˌæd sɪˈtɪʃ əs /

adjective

added or derived from an external source; additional.

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Origin of adscititious

1610–20; <Latin a(d)scīt(us) derived, assumed, foreign (past participle of a(d)scīscī), equivalent to ad-ad- + scī- (stem of scīre to know) + -tus past participle suffix + -itious

OTHER WORDS FROM adscititious

ad·sci·ti·tious·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for adscititious

adscititious
/ (ˌædsɪˈtɪʃəs) /

adjective

added or supplemental; additional

Derived forms of adscititious

adscititiously, adverb

Word Origin for adscititious

C17: from Latin adscītus admitted (from outside), from adscīscere to admit, from scīscere to seek to know, from scīre to know
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