junct-, jug-, join-
(Latin: link, unite, yoke; bring together, meet, merge, engage in; combine)
"Actinic is a term for ultraviolet (UV) rays from sunlight and UV lamps."
2. To be in contact with another building, room, area, etc.: "The hospital adjoins the cemetery."
"The two families live in adjoining houses."3. To share a common border with something, especially an area of land.
4. Etymology: from Latin adjunctus, "closely connected, joined, united"; as a noun, "a characteristic, an essential attribute"; adjungere, "join to"; from ad-, "to" + jungere, "to bind together".
2. Move, depart for: Having finished dinner, the guests decided to adjourn to the living room for coffee.
As chairman, Curtis decided to adjourn the meeting so the group could go for their lunch in the restaurant which adjoined their meeting place.
"The internet can be used as an adjunct to text-book and classroom learning."2. A person associated with someone in a subordinate or auxiliary capacity: "Harvey was serving as an adjunct teacher in the high school until a fully qualified teacher arrived."
3. A phrase or word which provides additional information about the meaning of a verb in a sentence that, while it is not essential to the structure of the sentence, it increases its meaning by adding time, place, manner, etc.: "The phrase for more than thirty minutes is an adjunct ; as in, Tami and Shane had to wait for more than thirty minutes before the bus finally arrived."
2. Attached to a faculty or staff in a temporary or auxiliary capacity of an educational institution: "Roberto was an adjunct professor of biology at the local college."
2. To bring into proper relationship.
3. To adapt or to conform to new conditions or situations.
4. To make slight changes in something to make it fit or to function better.
5. To achieve a psychological balance with regard to one's external environment, one's needs, and the demands of others.
6. A characteristic of something that can be changed, removed, or given different properties.
7. Etymology: "arrange, settle, compose"; from Middle French adjuster, from Old French ajouter, "to join"; from Late Latin adjuxtare, "to bring near"; from Latin ad-, "to, near" + juxta, "next"; related to jungere, "to join".
2. The ability to adapt or to conform to a situation; such as, as to new conditions or a different environment.
3. Capable of being modified; such as, adjustable seat belts.
4. Regarding loans, mortgages, etc.; having a flexible rate, as one based on money market interest rates or on the rate of inflation or cost of living.
2. A tool that has a fixed jaw and a movable jaw which is controlled by a spiral gear or slide.
It is used to install or to remove bolts and nuts of various sizes.
The wrench itself comes in a variety of lengths and jaw sizes.
A crescent wrench has smooth jaws while a pipe wrench has serrated jaws.
2. A person who treats disorders of the spine by correcting slight dislocations between vertebrae using chiropractic techniques.
3. With an automobile, a device for moving something into the correct position or into a different position; usually, a better position.
- Increasing or decreasing the amount of fuel entering an engine.
- Changing the idle speed of a motor.
- Tightening up the brakes of a vehicle.
- Leveling of the headlights.
- Changing the setting on mechanical rocker arms.
While some valves are adjusted by screws on the rocker arm, others are set by inserting a shim to make the same adjustment.