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.
—adjunctive (ă-junk-tiv) adj.