Adjustment definition

ə-jŭstmənt
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An adjusting or being adjusted.
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A means or device by which parts are adjusted to one another.

The adjustment on a micrometer.

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A modification, fluctuation, or correction.

Made an adjustment on the telephone bill; an adjustment in the consumer price index.

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Settlement of a debt or claim.
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A small change; a minor correction; a modification.

The credit card company made an adjustment to my account to waive the late fee.

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A means of adjusting.
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The act of adjusting or the state of being adjusted.
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The definition of adjustment is the act of making a change, or is the change that was made.

An example of an adjustment is the time that it takes for a person to become comfortable living with someone else.

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The settlement of how much is to be paid in cases of loss or claim, as by insurance.
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A lowering of price, as of damaged or soiled goods.
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The behavioural process of balancing conflicting needs, or needs against obstacles in the environment.

When Jim graduated, he found adjustment to the working world difficult.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
adjustment
Plural:
adjustments

Origin of adjustment

  • adjust +‎ -ment (But see also French ajustement).

    From Wiktionary