Definition of adjunct noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈædʒʌŋkt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈædʒʌŋkt//
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  1. 1 (grammar) an adverb or a phrase that adds meaning to the verb in a sentence or part of a sentence In ‘She went home yesterday’ and ‘He ran away in a panic’, ‘yesterday’ and ‘in a panic’ are adjuncts.
  2. 2(formal) a thing that is added or attached to something larger or more important The memory expansion cards are useful adjuncts to the computer.
  3. Word Originearly 16th cent.: from Latin adjunctus, past participle of adjungere, from ad- ‘to’ + jungere ‘to join’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: adjunct