adjunct

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
adjunct

Plural
adjuncts

  1. An adjunct is something less important that is joined with something else.
    For her, beauty was an undoubted adjunct to her ability to move from one opportunity of employment up to another. [1]
  2. An adjunct is a professor who is not in a tenure-track position.
    Nationwide, salaries for full-time faculty held up well, but major shifts were underway replacing regular tenure-track faculty with adjuncts or other cost-saving devices (bigger classes, more teaching hours, using technology to reach more people). [2]
  3. (linguistics) An adjunct is a modifier or supplement to a clause.
    In the sentence he arrived last week, last week functions as an adjunct.

Adjective[change]

Positive
adjunct

Comparative
more adjunct

Superlative
most adjunct

  1. archaic: attendant upon
    Though that my death were adjunct to my act, By heaven, I would do it. (Shakespeare: King John III, Act 3, Line 57)

Notes[change]

  1. Gordimer, Nadine. Spring 2011. "The Game Room." American Scholar, Vol. 80 Issue 2, p.96-105
  2. Jensen, Richard. Fall 1995. "The culture wars, 1965-1995: A Historian's map." Journal of Social History. Vol. 29 Issue 1, p17.