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Definition 1: a construction that can be used to extend the meaning of a word or phrase but is not one of the main constituents of a sentence - [noun denoting communication]

(adjunct is a kind of ...) a group of words that form a constituent of a sentence and are considered as a single unit

"I concluded from his awkward constructions that he was a foreigner"

(... is a kind of adjunct ) an expression in parentheses

"his writing was full of parentheticals"

Definition 2: something added to another thing but not an essential part of it - [noun denoting object]

(adjunct is a kind of ...) anything that is not essential

"they discarded all their inessentials"

(... is a kind of adjunct ) something added to complete or embellish or make perfect

"a fine wine is a perfect complement to the dinner" "wild rice was served as an accompaniment to the main dish"

Definition 3: a person who is an assistant or subordinate to another - [noun denoting person]

(adjunct is a kind of ...) a person who joins with others in some activity or endeavor

"he had to consult his associate before continuing"

Definition 4: of or relating to a person who is subordinate to another - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for adjunct in the sense of this definition

(adjunct is similar to ...) lower in rank or importance

Definition 5: furnishing added support - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where adjunct or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an ancillary pump
  • an adjuvant discipline to forms of mysticism
  • The mind and emotions are auxiliary to each other

Synonyms for adjunct in the sense of this definition

(adjunct is similar to ...) furnishing support or assistance

"a supportive family network" "his family was supportive of his attempts to be a writer"

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