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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [aj-uh-tuh nt]
    • /ˈædʒ ə tənt/
    • /ˈædʒ.ʊ.tənt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [aj-uh-tuh nt]
    • /ˈædʒ ə tənt/

Definitions of adjutant word

  • countable noun adjutant An adjutant is an officer in the army who deals with administrative work. 3
  • noun adjutant an officer who acts as administrative assistant to a superior officer 3
  • noun adjutant an assistant 3
  • noun adjutant a staff officer who serves as an administrative assistant to the commanding officer 3
  • noun adjutant a very large stork (Leptoptilos dubius) about 1.5 m (5 ft) tall, of India and SE Asia, with a bare head and neck and a large, thick bill 3
  • noun adjutant a similar but smaller stork (L. javanicus) found in the same countries 3

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Origin of adjutant

First appearance:

before 1590
One of the 37% oldest English words
1590-1600; < Latin adjūtant- (stem of adjūtāns, present participle of adjūtāre to help, assist), equivalent to ad- ad- + jū- (variant stem of juvāre to help) + -t- frequentative suffix + -ant- -ant

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Parts of speech for Adjutant


adjutant popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 73% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

adjutant usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for adjutant

noun adjutant

  • 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.
  • helper — a person or thing that helps or gives assistance, support, etc.
  • aide — An aide is an assistant to someone who has an important job, especially in government or in the armed forces.
  • assistant — Assistant is used in front of titles or jobs to indicate a slightly lower rank. For example, an assistant director is one rank lower than a director in an organization.
  • aide-de-camp — An aide-de-camp is an officer in the armed forces who helps an officer of higher rank.

adjective adjutant

  • acting — Acting is the activity or profession of performing in plays or films.

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