Noun Adjustment Definition and Examples







A small alteration or movement made to achieve a desired fit, appearance, or result.
  1. 'only slight adjustments to the boat are necessary'
  2. 'She also questioned the adjustment of market values by reference to Savill's Index.'
  3. 'This rarely requires dosage adjustment or discontinuation of the drug.'
  4. 'Nonetheless, the bank continues to offer a third of its aid - US $5.8 billion in 2001-for structural adjustment.'
  5. 'Some diesel cars can use the new fuel as a blend with normal diesel with-out making adjustments to their engine.'
  6. 'The annual adjustment shall be made only in respect of one-fifth of the tax imposed on the goods.'
  7. 'Instead of making adjustments depending on whom we play, we're going to master our system.'
  8. 'A clear audit trail also is produced, replacing the spreadsheets that underwriters would previously attach to policies to document pricing adjustments.'
  9. 'Then, I checked the micrometer height adjustment shaft - its bearing surfaces were worn out!'
  10. 'Also watch for players trying to make "last minute adjustments."'
  11. 'He's continually suggesting adjustments from the cockpit during races.'
  12. 'Based on theoretical conceptualizations derived from attachment theory, we would expect to identify mediational effects of perceptions of parents on behavioral adjustment.'
  13. 'A lot of stuff will still go through him, which is a little bit of an adjustment for Patrick.'
  14. 'Yes, some rich people will benefit from such an adjustment.'
  15. 'Very little has been done on postwar adjustment of veterans in the North.'
  16. 'Parenting characterized by acceptance and firm control is associated, for adolescents, with enhanced school performance and general psychosocial adjustment.'
  17. 'Moves often result in the use of new technologies and equipment, calling for adjustments in the ways people access and process information.'
  18. 'The characters lives and experiences demonstrate their displacement, spiritual homelessness, and the hardships of adjustment to a new society.'
  19. 'A similar weakness is inherent in psychologies based on adjustment or adaptation.'
  20. 'Several measures covering problem behavior, sexual experiences, and interests and psychosocial adjustment were also included.'
  21. 'A study of the effects of corporal punishment in one Caribbean locale found a modest, direct relationship between physical punishment and psychological adjustment.'
((n.) The act of adjusting, or condition of being adjusted; act of bringing into proper relations; regulation.|--|(n.) Settlement of claims; an equitable arrangement of conflicting claims, as in set-off, contribution, exoneration, subrogation, and marshaling.|--|(n.) 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.|--|)


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, for adjusting: the adjustments on a television set.

4. the act of bringing something into conformity with external requirements: the adjustment of one's view of reality.

5. harmony achieved by modification or change of a position: They worked out an adjustment of their conflicting ideas.

6. Sociology. a process of modifying, adapting, or altering individual or collective patterns of behavior so as to bring them into conformity with other such patterns, as with those provided by a cultural environment.

7. Insurance. the act of ascertaining the amount of indemnity that the party insured is entitled to receive under the policy, and of settling the claim.

8. a settlement of a disputed account or claim.

9. a change or concession, as in price or other terms, in view of minor defect or the like.


"There can be adjustment programmes."
"There can be adjustment factors."
"There can be adjustment loans."
"There can be adjustment processes."
"There can be adjustment programs."
"There can be adjustment periods."
"There can be adjustment mechanisms."
"There can be adjustment credits."
"There can be adjustment policies."
"There can be adjustment costs."
"There can be adjustment problems."
"There can be adjustment phases."
"There can be adjustment plans."
"There can be adjustment schemes."
"There can be adjustment strategies."
"There can be adjustment pressures."
"There can be adjustment packages."
"There can be adjustment measures."
"There can be adjustment efforts."
"There can be adjustment budgets."

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