- an adjusting or being adjusted
- a means or device by which parts are adjusted to one another: the adjustment on a micrometer
- the settlement of how much is to be paid in cases of loss or claim, as by insurance
- a lowering of price, as of damaged or soiled goods
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.
- The act of adjusting or the state of being adjusted.
- A means of adjusting.
- Settlement of a debt or claim.
- A modification, fluctuation, or correction: made an adjustment on the telephone bill; an adjustment in the consumer price index.
- a small change; a minor correction; a modification
- The credit card company made an adjustment to my account to waive the late fee.
- 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.
adjust + -ment (But see also French ajustement).
- But the eye is tolerant of small changes in the focal adjustment which sensibly affect the scale-value.
- She'd forgotten how hard the adjustment had been from immortal to mortal world.
- The outer pair receive the strain of the rotator, and the inner are for adjustment and to prevent lateral movement.
- The proper adjustment of the reins is the next thing to be attended to, and as the management of these depends so much upon the seat being firm and independent of the bridle the acquisition of a firm seat is certainly half-way towards the acquirement of good hands.
- The effect of each of the elements of the grating is then the same; and, unless this vanishes on account of a particular adjustment of the ratio a: d, the resultant amplitude becomes comparatively very great.