Definition of adscititious in English:

Share this entry

adscititious

Pronunciation: /ˌadsəˈtiSHəs/

adjective

rare
Forming an addition or supplement; not integral or intrinsic.
Example sentences
  • By the incorporation of these adscititious elements, such elements, at crucial moments, threaten to compromise the rhythmic integrity of entire pieces.

Origin

Early 17th century: from Latin adscit- 'admitted, adopted', from adsciscere, + -itious1, on the pattern of adventitious.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: ad·sci·ti·tious

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.