Adjunct - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈædʒʌŋkt|  American pronunciation of the word adjunct
Brit.  |ˈadʒʌŋ(k)t|  British pronunciation of the word adjunct

noun

- something added to another thing but not an essential part of it
- a person who is an assistant or subordinate to another
- 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

adjective

- furnishing added support (syn: accessory, adjuvant, ancillary, appurtenant, auxiliary)
- of or relating to a person who is subordinate to another (syn: assistant)

Examples

Massage therapy can be used as an adjunct along with the medication.

In “They ate heartily,” the word heartily is an adjunct and in “We left at noon,” the phrase at noon is an adjunct.

massage therapy as an adjunct treatment

On-line instruction is a useful adjunct to the real thing.

Word forms

noun
singular: adjunct
plural: adjuncts
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