Definition of adjunction in English:

adjunction

Line breaks: ad¦junc|tion
Pronunciation: /əˈdʒʌŋkʃ(ə)n
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • 1 Mathematics The joining of two sets which without overlapping jointly constitute a larger set, or the relation between two such sets.
    More example sentences
    • The problem of de Groot concerned compactifications of spaces by means of an adjunction of a set of minimal dimension.
    • The last piece of this puzzle is the notion of an adjunction.
    • Now we have the notion of an adjunction, along with its unit and counit.
  • 2 Logic The asserting in a single formula of two previously asserted formulae.

Origin

late 16th century: from Latin adjunctio(n)-, from the verb adjungere (see adjoin).

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