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Other Adjunct Definition

[n] a construction that is part of a sentence but not essential to its meaning and can be omitted without making the sentence ungrammatical
[n] something added to another thing but not an essential part of it
[n] a person who is an assistant or subordinate to another
[adj] of or relating to a person who is subordinate to another
[adj] relating to something that is added but is not essential; "an ancillary pump"; "an adjuvant discipline to forms of mysticism"; "The mind and emotions are auxilliary to each other"

Misc. Definitions

\Ad"junct`\, a. [L. adjunctus, p. p. of adjungere. See {Adjoin}.] Conjoined; attending; consequent. Though that my death were adjunct to my act. --Shak. {Adjunct notes} (Mus.), short notes between those essential to the harmony; auxiliary notes; passing notes.
\Ad"junct`\, n.
1. Something joined or added to another thing, but not essentially a part of it. Learning is but an adjunct to our self. --Shak.
2. A person joined to another in some duty or service; a colleague; an associate. --Wotton.
3. (Gram.) A word or words added to quality or amplify the force of other words; as, the History of the American Revolution, where the words in italics are the adjunct or adjuncts of ``History.''
4. (Metaph.) A quality or property of the body or the mind, whether natural or acquired; as, color, in the body, judgment in the mind.
5. (Mus.) A key or scale closely related to another as principal; a relative or attendant key. [R.] See {Attendant keys}, under {Attendant}, a.

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