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Forming an addition or supplement; not integral.
- ‘By the incorporation of these adscititious elements, such elements, at crucial moments, threaten to compromise the rhythmic integrity of entire pieces.’
Early 17th century: from Latin adscit- ‘admitted, adopted’, from adsciscere, + -itious, on the pattern of adventitious.
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