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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-juhngk-tiv]
    • /əˈdʒʌŋk tɪv/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-juhngk-tiv]
    • /əˈdʒʌŋk tɪv/

Definitions of adjunctive word

  • adjective adjunctive that constitutes an adjunct 3
  • adjective adjunctive forming an adjunct. 1
  • noun adjunctive (grammar) a connector joining two components of the same weight, such as a coordinating conjunction. 0
  • noun adjunctive (manufacturing) a substance added as a supplement; often in the phrase "additives and adjunctives.". 0
  • adjective adjunctive additional; neither basic nor primary: "adjunctive therapy". 0
  • adjective adjunctive (logic) the property of two operations x and y, such that ax(ayb) = a, and ay(axb) = a. 0

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Origin of adjunctive

First appearance:

before 1745
One of the 47% newest English words
First recorded in 1745-55; adjunct + -ive

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Parts of speech for Adjunctive


adjunctive popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 68% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for adjunctive

adj adjunctive

  • ancillary — The ancillary workers in an institution are the people such as cleaners and cooks whose work supports the main work of the institution.
  • supporting — to bear or hold up (a load, mass, structure, part, etc.); serve as a foundation for.
  • satellite — Astronomy. a natural body that revolves around a planet; a moon.
  • concomitant — Concomitant is used to describe something that happens at the same time as another thing and is connected with it.
  • auxiliary — An auxiliary is a person who is employed to assist other people in their work. Auxiliaries are often medical workers or members of the armed forces.

adjective adjunctive

  • secondary — next after the first in order, place, time, etc.

Antonyms for adjunctive

adj adjunctive

  • unrelated — associated; connected.
  • independent — not influenced or controlled by others in matters of opinion, conduct, etc.; thinking or acting for oneself: an independent thinker.
  • dissimilar — not similar; unlike; different.
  • chief — The chief of an organization is the person who is in charge of it.
  • primary — first or highest in rank or importance; chief; principal: his primary goals in life.

Top questions with adjunctive

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