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From Latin adjunctio, from adjungere: compare French adjonction, and see adjunct.


adjunction (countable and uncountable, plural adjunctions)

  1. The act of joining; the thing joined or added.
  2. (category theory) A form of similarity between a pair of categories, which are mapped to each other by a pair of adjoint functors which come with a related pair of natural transformations called unit and counit which satisfy a pair of triangular identities.
  3. (law) The joining of personal property owned by one to that owned by another.


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