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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (2)

1. added or derived from something outside; not inherent;
- Example: "an adscititious habit rather than an inherent taste"

2. supplemental; not part of the real or essential nature of a thing;
- Example: "adscititious vowels"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Adscititious \Ad`sci*ti"tious\, a. [L. adscitus, p. p. of adsciscere, asciscere, to take knowingly; ad + sciscere to seek to know, approve, scire to know.] Supplemental; additional; adventitious; ascititious. "Adscititious evidence." --Bowring. -- Ad`sci*ti"tious*ly, adv. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

adscititious adj 1: added or derived from something outside; not inherent; "an adscititious habit rather than an inherent taste" 2: supplemental; not part of the real or essential nature of a thing; "adscititious vowels"