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- 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. 
- 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). 
- (linguistics) An adjunct is a modifier or supplement.
- In the sentence he arrived last week, last week functions as an adjunct.
- 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)
- Gordimer, Nadine. Spring 2011. "The Game Room." American Scholar, Vol. 80 Issue 2, p.96-105
- Jensen, Richard. Fall 1995. "The culture wars, 1965–1995: A Historian's map." Journal of Social History. Vol. 29 Issue 1, p17.