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Definition of adjunct noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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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.
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