Definition of adjunct :
1. A key or scale closely related to another as principal; a relative or attendant key. [ R.] See Attendant keys, under Attendant, a.
2. A person joined to another in some duty or service; a colleague; an associate.
3. A quality or property of the body or the mind, whether natural or acquired; as, color, in the body, judgment in the mind.
4. 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.
5. Conjoined; attending; consequent.
6. Something joined or added to another thing, but not essentially a part of it.
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accompaniment (part of speech: noun)
augmentation (part of speech: noun)
relational (part of speech: adjective)
assistant (part of speech: noun)
backer, lieutenant, chaperone, aider, collaborator, partner, helpmate, patsy, subordinate, menial, flunky, auxiliary, junior, assistant, aide, associate, minion, follower, helper, henchman, hireling, servant, agent, employee, benefactor, attorney, laborer, accomplice, abettor, accessory, extra, acolyte, underling, second, stooge, functionary, attendant, deputy, aide-de-camp, proxy, ancillary
- Matters are now changing, but this attitude shows that they have hitherto not desired education for itself but merely as an indispensable adjunct to their business. - "The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II", R. V. Russell.
- The structure of society then was feudal; the towns were only an adjunct and a make- weight. - "The English Constitution", Walter Bagehot.
- Mrs. Gomme sees in their form, method of playing, the dialogue often included, and the fact of their continuance from generation to generation, an expression of the dramatic instinct, and considers them a valuable adjunct in the study of the beginnings of the drama. - "Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium", Jessie H. Bancroft.