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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.

Synonyms:

appliance, subsidiary, apprentice, accoutrement, allophone, case, accessary, auxiliary, accessory, antecedent, casual, clause, aid, assistant, sidekick, non-issue, detail, trivia, subordinate, ceremonial, antisocial, stuff, supplement, dead wood, appurtenant, cleft sentence, inessentials, supportive, article, accusative, supplementary, add-on, mate, irrelevance, minutiae, cooperative, nothing, collegiate, coadjutor, adjutant, option, helpmeet, adapter, collaborative, clerical, allomorph, low-level, adjuvant, ancillary, collocate.

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