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ad·just·ment

 (ə-jŭst′mənt)
n.
1. The act of adjusting or the state of being adjusted.
2. A means of adjusting.
3. Settlement of a debt or claim.
4. A modification, fluctuation, or correction: made an adjustment on the telephone bill; an adjustment in the consumer price index.

adjustment

(əˈdʒʌstmənt)
n
1. the act of adjusting or state of being adjusted
2. a control for regulating: the adjustment for volume is beside the speaker.

ad•just•ment

(əˈdʒʌst mənt)

n.
1. the act of adjusting; adaptation to a particular condition, position, or purpose.
2. the state of being adjusted; orderly relation of parts or elements.
3. a device, as a knob or lever on a machine, for adjusting.
4. therapeutic manipulation of the vertebrae or joints to bring them into alignment.
5. a modification of behavior and attitudes so as to achieve a balance between personal needs and interpersonal or societal demands.
6. the settling of an insurance claim after determining the amount of indemnity an insured is entitled to receive.
7. a change or concession, as in price or terms, in view of a minor defect or as a settlement.
[1635–45]
ad•just•ment′al (-ˈmɛn tl) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.adjustment - making or becoming suitableadjustment - making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances
readjustment - the act of adjusting again (to changed circumstances)
domestication - accommodation to domestic life; "her explorer husband resisted all her attempts at domestication"
habituation - a general accommodation to unchanging environmental conditions
betterment, improvement, advance - a change for the better; progress in development
shakedown - initial adjustments to improve the functioning or the efficiency and to bring to a more satisfactory state; "the new industry's economic shakedown"
2.adjustment - the act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment)adjustment - the act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment)
laxation, loosening - the act of making something less tight
tightening - the act of making something tighter; "the tightening of economic controls"
change - the action of changing something; "the change of government had no impact on the economy"; "his change on abortion cost him the election"
accommodation - (physiology) the automatic adjustment in focal length of the natural lens of the eye
adaptation - (physiology) the responsive adjustment of a sense organ (as the eye) to varying conditions (as of light)
tune - the adjustment of a radio receiver or other circuit to a required frequency
3.adjustment - the act of adjusting something to match a standard
calibration, standardisation, standardization - the act of checking or adjusting (by comparison with a standard) the accuracy of a measuring instrument; "the thermometer needed calibration"
alignment - the act of adjusting or aligning the parts of a device in relation to each other
collimation - the accurate adjustment of the line of sight of a telescope
temperament - an adjustment of the intervals (as in tuning a keyboard instrument) so that the scale can be used to play in different keys
tune-up - adjustments made to an engine to improve its performance
synchronising, synchronization, synchronizing, synchronisation - an adjustment that causes something to occur or recur in unison
voicing - the act of adjusting an organ pipe (or wind instrument) so that it conforms to the standards of tone and pitch and color
4.adjustment - the process of adapting to something (such as environmental conditions)adjustment - the process of adapting to something (such as environmental conditions)
acclimation, acclimatisation, acclimatization - adaptation to a new climate (a new temperature or altitude or environment)
dedifferentiation - the loss of specialization in form or function
domestication - adaptation to intimate association with human beings
biological process, organic process - a process occurring in living organisms
specialisation, specialization, differentiation - (biology) the structural adaptation of some body part for a particular function; "cell differentiation in the developing embryo"
5.adjustment - an amount added or deducted on the basis of qualifying circumstancesadjustment - an amount added or deducted on the basis of qualifying circumstances; "an allowance for profit"
cost-of-living allowance - an allowance for changes in the consumer price index
depreciation allowance - an allowance for loss due to depreciation
deduction, discount - an amount or percentage deducted
seasonal adjustment - a statistical adjustment made to accommodate predictable fluctuations as a function of the season of the year; "seasonal adjustments for housing starts must be made in mid-winter"
tare - an adjustment made for the weight of the packaging in order to determine the net weight of the goods
recompense - payment or reward (as for service rendered)

adjustment

adjustment

noun
The act of making suitable to an end or the condition of being made suitable to an end:
Translations
ضَبْطضَبْط ، تَعْدِيل
úpravapřizpůsobení
justeringtilpasningregulering
säätö
prilagodba
beállításbeigazításigazítás
stilling
調整
조정
prilagajanjeprilagoditev
justering
การปรับเปลี่ยน
sự điều chỉnh

adjustment

[əˈdʒʌstmənt] N
1. (= regulation) [of temperature, height, knob, dial] → regulación f; [of machine, engine, brakes] → ajuste m
2. (= rearrangement) [of clothing] → arreglo m
3. (= alteration) → modificación f, cambio m
we can always make an adjustmentsiempre podemos cambiarlo
to make an adjustment to one's plansmodificar sus planes
4. (= adaptation) [of person] → adaptación f
social adjustmentadaptación f social
5. (Econ) → ajuste m, reajuste m
adjustment of pricesajuste m de precios
adjustment of wagesreajuste m salarial
after adjustment for inflationdespués de los ajustes or reajustes debidos a la inflación
6. (Insurance) [of claim] → liquidación f, tasación f

adjustment

[əˈdʒʌstmənt] n
(to machine, equipment, strap, seat)réglage m
to make an adjustment to sth → régler qch
(to prices, wages)rajustement m
[person] (mental, physical)adaptation f
to make adjustments (in one's lifestyle, to one's attitude)s'adapter
He will have to make some adjustments to his thinking → Il va devoir adapter sa façon de penser.

adjustment

n
(= setting, of machine, engine, carburettor, brakes, height, speed, flow etc) → Einstellung f; (of knob, lever)(richtige) Stellung; (= alteration, of height, speed) → Verstellung f; (of length of clothes)Änderung f; (= correction, readjustment)Nachstellung f; (of height, speed, flow)Regulierung f; (of formula, plan, production, exchange rate, terms)(entsprechende) Änderung; (of hat, tie)Zurechtrücken nt; if you could make a slight adjustment to my salary (hum inf)wenn Sie eine leichte Korrektur meines Gehalts vornehmen könnten (hum); a certain adjustment of our traditional outlookeine gewisse Änderung unserer traditionellen Haltung; to make adjustmentsÄnderungen vornehmen; to make adjustments to the manuscript/playÄnderungen am Manuskript/Stück vornehmen; to make adjustments to one’s plansseine Pläne ändern; brakes require regular adjustmentBremsen müssen regelmäßig nachgestellt werden
(socially etc) → Anpassung f
(= settlement)Beilegung f, → Schlichtung f; (Insur) → Regulierung f

adjustment

[əˈdʒʌstmənt] n (of instrument) → regolazione f; (of wages, prices) → modifica, aggiustamento; (of person) → adattamento
to make an adjustment to one's plans → modificare i propri piani

adjust

(əˈdʒast) verb
1. (often with to) to change so as to make or be better suited. He soon adjusted to his new way of life.
2. to change (the position of, setting of). Adjust the setting of the alarm clock.
aˈdjustable adjective
able to be adjusted. This car has adjustable seats.
aˈdjustment noun

adjustment

ضَبْط úprava justering Anpassung προσαρμογή ajuste säätö ajustement prilagodba regolazione 調整 조정 aanpassing justering skorygowanie ajuste регулирование justering การปรับเปลี่ยน ayarlama sự điều chỉnh 调节

ad·just·ment

n. ajuste, adaptación;
occlusal ______ de oclusión, ___ oclusal;
___ disordertrastorno de desajuste social.

adjustment

n (chiropractic, etc.) ajuste m
References in classic literature ?
His pabulum was an unquenchable belief in the Unerring Artistic Adjustment of Nature.
We speak of the keeping of a room as we would of the keeping of a picture - for both the picture and the room are amenable to those undeviating principles which regulate all varieties of art; and very nearly the same laws by which we decide on the higher merits of a painting, suffice for decision on the adjustment of a chamber.
But it seems unlikely that man should be able to adjust that which the law cannot determine; it may be replied, that the law having laid down the best rules possible, leaves the adjustment and application of particulars to the discretion of the magistrate; besides, it allows anything to be altered which experience proves may be better established.
Not only was White Fang adaptable by nature, but he had travelled much, and knew the meaning and necessity of adjustment.
I never used my razor during my stay in the island, but although a very subordinate affair, it had been vastly admired by the Typees; and Narmonee, a great hero among them, who was exceedingly precise in the arrangements of his toilet and the general adjustment of is person, being the most accurately tattooed and laboriously horrified individual in all the valley, thought it would be a great advantage to have it applied to the already shaven crown of his head.
He had been at his loom full half an hour, thinking about this old woman, when, having occasion to move round the loom for its adjustment, he glanced through a window which was in his corner, and saw her still looking up at the pile of building, lost in admiration.
Even to call life "activity," or to define it further as "the continuous adjustment of internal relations to external relations," as Spencer has it, Nietzsche characterises as a "democratic idiosyncracy.
Different principles would be set up by different States for this purpose; and as they would affect the opposite interests of the parties, they might not easily be susceptible of a pacific adjustment.
Nor, in many cases, can such an adjustment be made at all without taking into view indirect and remote considerations, which will rarely prevail over the immediate interest which one party may find in disregarding the rights of another or the good of the whole.
Besides overseeing the continuous adjustment, by trimming of sails and orders to the helmsman, of the Arangi to her way on the sea, and overseeing the boat's crew at its task of washing deck and polishing brasswork, he was engaged in steadily nipping from a stolen bottle of his captain's whiskey which he had stowed away in the hollow between the two sacks of yams lashed on deck aft the mizzenmast.
But her musings did not stop here, for she was wise enough to think that by a good and merciful adjustment this must be human nature, and that the old sexton, with his plans for next summer, was but a type of all mankind.
But a more genuine feeling of relief was experienced by Devil's Ford when it was rumored that Fairfax Munroe had asked for the hand of Jessie Carr, and that some promise contingent upon the equitable adjustment of the affairs of the mine had been given by Mr.