1 Mathematics The joining of two sets that without overlapping jointly constitute a larger set, or the relation between two such sets.
- 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.
Late 16th century: from Latin adjunctio(n-), from the verb adjungere (see adjoin).
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