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1  —as in:
adjunct faculty
Definition something added to another thing, but not an essential part of it
  • She is an adjunct professor who teaches just one class.
adjunct = something added to another thing, but not an essential part of it
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • My way led through Pleasant Meadow, an adjunct of the Baker Farm...
    Thoreau, Henry David  --  Walden & on the Duty of Civil Disobedience
  • Though that my death were adjunct to my act,
    By heaven, I would do it.
    Shakespeare, William  --  King John
  • ...finally told him what to do that night he forgot about it and didn't know that he still had it) and told Grandfather—told him, mind; not excusing, asking for no pity; not explaining, asking for no exculpation: just told Grandfather how he had put his first wife aside like eleventh and twelfth century kings did: 'I found that she was not and could never be, through no fault of her own, adjunctive or incremental to the design which I had in mind, so I provided for her and put her aside.'
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
(editor's note:  The suffix "-ive" converts a word into an adjective; though over time, what was originally an adjective often comes to be used as a noun. The adjective pattern means tending to and is seen in words like attractive, impressive, and supportive. Examples of the noun include narrative, alternative, and detective.)

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2  —as in:
called for his adjunct
Definition a person who is an assistant or subordinate to another
  • I spoke with her adjunct.
adjunct = assistant or subordinate
  • Now they were merely adjuncts.
    Wodehouse, Pelham Grenville  --  The Man Upstairs and Other Stories
adjuncts = assistants or subordinates

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Less commonly:
More specifically, in grammar or linguistics, an adjunct can refer to a part of a sentence that, when removed, will not affect the remainder of the sentence. For example, the sentence "Joan jogged in Central Park on Sunday,"  has two adjuncts:  "in Central Park" and "on Sunday".

The phrases adjunct faculty or adjunct staff can mean both that the employees are in a support role and that they are on temporary assignment.
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