Definitions for: Adjustment


[n] the act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment)
[n] the act of adjusting something to match a standard
[n] making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances
[n] an amount added or deducted on the basis of qualifying circumstances; "an allowance for profit"
[n] the process of adapting to something (such as environmental conditions)



Webster (1913) Definition: Ad*just"ment (-ment), n. [Cf. F. ajustement. See
Adjust.]
1. The act of adjusting, or condition of being adjusted; act
of bringing into proper relations; regulation.

Success depends on the nicest and minutest
adjustment of the parts concerned. --Paley.

2. (Law) Settlement of claims; an equitable arrangement of
conflicting claims, as in set-off, contribution,
exoneration, subrogation, and marshaling. --Bispham.

3. The operation of bringing all the parts of an instrument,
as a microscope or telescope, into their proper relative
position for use; the condition of being thus adjusted;
as, to get a good adjustment; to be in or out of
adjustment.

Syn: Suiting; fitting; arrangement; regulation; settlement;
adaptation; disposition.

Synonyms: accommodation, adaptation, allowance, alteration, fitting, modification, readjustment, registration

See Also: acclimation, acclimatisation, acclimatization, accommodation, adaptation, advance, alignment, betterment, biological process, calibration, change, collimation, cost-of-living allowance, dedifferentiation, deduction, depreciation allowance, differentiation, discount, domestication, improvement, laxation, loosening, organic process, recompense, seasonal adjustment, specialisation, specialization, standardisation, standardization, synchronisation, synchronising, synchronization, synchronizing, tightening, tune-up, voicing

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