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subjunct Line breaks: sub|junct
Pronunciation: /ˈsʌbdʒʌŋ(k)t/

Definition of subjunct in English:


An adverb or prepositional phrase used in a role that does not form part of the basic clause structure, for example kindly in he kindly offered to help.
Example sentences
  • Therefore to obtain the proper sequence it is necessary to first process the terminal N node for the article, then the subjunct for the adjective, and then the N node a second time for the noun.
  • This category of prepositional senses includes mostly subjuncts and disjuncts that indicate something constituting an exception or exclusion to what is predicated in the related clause.
  • This applies, for example, to the focusing subjuncts also, just, merely, only and simply, and to disjuncts like probably and surely.


Early 20th century: from Latin subjunctus, past participle of subjungere (see subjoin).

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