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v. ad·just·ed, ad·just·ing, ad·justs
a. To move or change (something) so as to be in a more effective arrangement or desired condition: adjust the timing of a car's engine; adjust a hearing aid to amplify lower frequencies.
b. To change so as to be suitable to or conform with something else: adjusted the schedule to allow for everyone's vacation plans; adjusted the old monetary figures to account for inflation. See Synonyms at adapt.
2. In chiropractic medicine, to manipulate (the spine and other body structures) to treat disorders and restore normal function of the nervous system.
3. To decide how much is to be paid on (an insurance claim).
To become adapted or accustomed, as to a new situation: Have you adjusted to working with your new colleagues?

[Obsolete French adjuster, from Old French ajoster, from Vulgar Latin *adiūxtāre, to put close to : Latin ad-, ad- + Latin iūxtā, near; see yeug- in Indo-European roots.]

ad·just′a·ble adj.
ad·just′a·bly adv.
ad·just′er, ad·jus′tor n.
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Noun1.adjuster - one who investigates insurance claims or claims for damages and recommends an effective settlementadjuster - one who investigates insurance claims or claims for damages and recommends an effective settlement
investigator - someone who investigates
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[əˈdʒʌstəʳ] N
1. (= device) → ajustador m, tensor m
see loss B
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n (Insur) → (Schadens)sachverständige(r) mf
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References in classic literature ?
The little old gentleman was the active spirit of the place, the adjuster of all differences, the promoter of all merry-makings, the dispenser of his friend's bounty, and of no small charity of his own besides; the universal mediator, comforter, and friend.
Yet such a leveller of emotions and an adjuster of disparate dispositions is Time that when they rounded their fourth year, Martin viewed his life, with a few reservations, as fairly satisfactory.
"This new requirement will ensure that integrity, honesty and ethical business practices are observed in the insurance adjuster business in the country," Funa said.
* Would you recommend someone use a public adjuster?
Harvey, followed by Hurricane Irma a month later, led to a critical shortage of claims adjusters, forcing carriers for the first time to publish their fee schedules to entice adjusters to work for them, said Dave Kaltenbach, owner of 2021 Training, a Texas-based online claims adjuster licensing program.
In modeling a claim, the data analytics scour the structured data recorded by the adjuster, such as the claimant's name, employer, occupation, job tenure, age and medical history, which typically appear in spreadsheets or in a database.
For each of those claims, an adjuster must visit the claim site and assess the damage.
A typical claims adjuster will work over 100 claims each month.
The New York Public Insurance Adjusters Association has applauded Governor Cuomo for enacting into law legislation which it says "promises to help consumers make better choices when hiring a public adjuster and contractor in the event of a fire, flood or other catastrophe?'
Global Banking News-June 19, 2013--Ceiling on fees for public adjuster in Oklahoma(C)2013 ENPublishing -