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ad·junct / ˈajəngkt/ • n. 1. a thing added to something else as a supplementary rather than an essential part: computer technology is an adjunct to learning. ∎  a person who is another's assistant or subordinate.2. Gram. a word or phrase used to amplify or modify the meaning of another word or words in a sentence.• adj. connected or added to something, typically in an auxiliary way: other adjunct therapies include immunotherapy. ∎  (of an academic post) attached to the staff of a college in a temporary or assistant capacity: an adjunct professor. [as n.] both adjuncts and tenured professors. DERIVATIVES: ad·junc·tive / əˈjəng(k)tiv/ adj.


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adjunct (aj-unkt) n. a subsidiary drug used in treating a disorder, which is administered in conjunction with, and provides additional benefits to, the main drug used in treatment.
adjunctive-junk-tiv) adj.


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adjunct adj. and sb. XVI (earlier Sc.). — L. adjunctus, -um, pp. of adjungere ADJOIN.


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