adjunction

noun
ad·​junc·​tion | \ a-ˈjəŋ(k)-shən How to pronounce adjunction (audio) \

Definition of adjunction

: the act or process of adjoining

First Known Use of adjunction

circa 1545, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for adjunction

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

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The first known use of adjunction was circa 1545

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“Adjunction.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adjunction. Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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