MEANING: adjective:
1. Coming from outside: not inherent or native.
2. Happening by chance.
3. Appearing in an unusual or abnormal place.

ETYMOLOGY: A variant spelling of adventitious, from Latin adventicius (coming from without), from advenire (to arrive), from ad- (toward) + venire (to come). Earliest documented use: 1633.


AVENTIOUS - without a window

ADVERTIOUS - unfavorable

ADVENTIONS - national meetings of marketing professionals