adjunction

noun

ad·​junc·​tion a-ˈjəŋ(k)-shən How to pronounce adjunction (audio)
: the act or process of adjoining

Word History

Etymology

borrowed from Latin adjunctiōn-, adjunctiō, from adjungere "to adjoin" + -tiōn-, -tiō, suffix of action nouns

First Known Use

circa 1545, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of adjunction was circa 1545

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Cite this Entry

“Adjunction.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adjunction. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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