adjunct adjunct  /ˈæ ˌdʒəŋkt/


  1. (n) something added to another thing but not an essential part of it
  2. (n) a construction that can be used to extend the meaning of a word or phrase but is not one of the main constituents of a sentence
  3. (n) a person who is an assistant or subordinate to another
  4. (adj) furnishing added support
  5. (adj) of or relating to a person who is subordinate to another


  1. VALI NASR Author of the forthcoming book The Shia Revival and an adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.
  2. Recent research suggests a life-extending benefit for MND sufferers using adjunct therapies in the areas of speech, diet and muscular manipulation.
  3. Rember Larios, adjunct director of the national civil police, says the force was committed to facing the drug threat.


  1. Northwestern Professor Quits, Cites Students Behaving Badly

    An adjunct professor at Northwestern's school of medicine has quit his job and he's moving away from the Evanston campus because he says he's angry and disgusted that the school is tolerating bad behavior by students.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: CBS Chicago

  2. Udacity And Georgia Tech Cross The Rubicon

    Gunnar Counselman, an adjunct fellow at the Christensen Institute and the CEO of Fidelis Education, an enterprise platform for personalized learning, and I coauthored this piece.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Forbes

  3. SF College adjunct faculty job fair planned for Thursday and Saturday

    Santa Fe College is holding an adjunct faculty job fair for people interested in sharing their expertise and earning supplemental income as part-time adjunct assistant professors.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Gainesville Sun


  1. "Although the court's decision in this case might be seen as a mere adjunct to Heller," Justice Stevens wrote, "the consequences could prove far more destructive - quite literally - to our nation's communities and to our constitutional...
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: John Paul Stevens Source: New York Times

  2. "As an adjunct fellow, I hope to continue writing about how best to enhance national security and public safety without sacrificing our freedom and civil liberties," Miller said in a statement.
    on Sep 7, 2007 By: Judith Miller Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "It's a beginning, I believe really strongly, of a long and meaningful relationship between artists and the government, not as an adjunct to, but as a fundamental aspect of, society," a beaming Blanchett said when collared by media.
    on Apr 18, 2008 By: Cate Blanchett Source: Reuters

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