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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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a variant spelling of adjuster
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Noun1.adjustor - one who investigates insurance claims or claims for damages and recommends an effective settlementadjustor - one who investigates insurance claims or claims for damages and recommends an effective settlement
investigator - someone who investigates
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A fifth adjustor, John Brady, 45, of 5027 59th Place, Woodside in Queens, is scheduled for sentencing Jan.
According to Webster's, the root of the word is French, from the word ajoster, to join, which was converted to Middle English as ajusten, which took on the definition, "to change so as to fit or conform, to make accurate by regulating, to settle or arrange rightly, to resolve or bring into accord, to correct (as in a gun sight)," or "to decide how much to pay in settling (an insurance claim)." Either adjuster or adjustor is acceptable, with the "er" being preferable.
There are mainly two types of automotive seat adjustors available in the market -- power seat adjusters and manual seat adjusters.