Meaning of adjustment in English:


Pronunciation /əˈdʒʌs(t)m(ə)nt/

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  • 1A small alteration or movement made to achieve a desired fit, appearance, or result.

    ‘I've made a few adjustments to my diet’
    • ‘only slight adjustments to the boat are necessary’
    • ‘Indeed, the same spoon reamers were probably also used to make adjustments to the tuning of their instruments.’
    • ‘Also watch for players trying to make "last minute adjustments."’
    • ‘Then, I checked the micrometer height adjustment shaft - its bearing surfaces were worn out!’
    • ‘Nonetheless, the bank continues to offer a third of its aid - US $5.8 billion in 2001-for structural adjustment.’
    • ‘Vdot is reviewing 34 requests for adjustments covering existing contracts on all of the agency's projects.’
    • ‘He's continually suggesting adjustments from the cockpit during races.’
    • ‘She showed no resistance to making necessary adjustments, including dietary ones, to treat her problem.’
    • ‘In many cases, the adjustment moved the faculty member from economic marginality to a living wage.’
    • ‘She also questioned the adjustment of market values by reference to Savill's Index.’
    • ‘Instead of making adjustments depending on whom we play, we're going to master our system.’
    • ‘Make an adjustment to the hit by reducing the amount of right spin.’
    • ‘The annual adjustment shall be made only in respect of one-fifth of the tax imposed on the goods.’
    • ‘Risk adjustment can contribute to quality improvement by allowing outcomes to be compared fairly.’
    • ‘With Thornton on injured reserve, the team will have to make adjustments in its pass rush.’
    • ‘Less populated states would likely have been beneficiaries of this somewhat flawed mathematical adjustment.’
    • ‘A clear audit trail also is produced, replacing the spreadsheets that underwriters would previously attach to policies to document pricing adjustments.’
    • ‘It was therefore decided not to make any adjustment to the original productivity data.’
    • ‘This rarely requires dosage adjustment or discontinuation of the drug.’
    • ‘Some diesel cars can use the new fuel as a blend with normal diesel with-out making adjustments to their engine.’
    • ‘Like a quarterback, linemen have to sense what defense is coming and make adjustments on the fly.’
    adaptation, adapting, accustoming, accommodation, accommodating, acclimatization, reconciliation, inurement, habituation, habituating, familiarization, acculturation, naturalization, assimilation, assimilating, harmonization
    modification, modifying, alteration, adaptation, regulation, regulating, rearrangement, change, converting, conversion
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    1. 1.1mass noun The process of adapting or becoming used to a new situation.
      ‘for many couples there may need to be a period of adjustment’
      • ‘Yes, some rich people will benefit from such an adjustment.’
      • ‘He said, how many people you have gotten a permanent adjustment.’
      • ‘He has made a slight adjustment successfully.’
      • ‘A lot of stuff will still go through him, which is a little bit of an adjustment for Patrick.’
      • ‘A similar weakness is inherent in psychologies based on adjustment or adaptation.’
      • ‘A manova was used to assess the effect of intimacy with parents on adjustment.’
      • ‘Dealing with the unexpected requires rapid adjustment to the actual situation.’
      • ‘Based on theoretical conceptualizations derived from attachment theory, we would expect to identify mediational effects of perceptions of parents on behavioral adjustment.’
      • ‘Very little has been done on postwar adjustment of veterans in the North.’
      • ‘Palestinians should, thus, be willing to make these much less painful adjustments.’
      • ‘Medical students ' stress also was expected to be associated with poorer marital and emotional adjustment among their spouses.’
      • ‘Parenting characterized by acceptance and firm control is associated, for adolescents, with enhanced school performance and general psychosocial adjustment.’
      • ‘Adults usually develop adjustment disorders to stressors related to marital discord, finances, or work.’
      • ‘She seems to have made an adjustment away from Bill quite nicely through these sessions.’
      • ‘It's an adjustment he's still getting to grips with.’
      • ‘The characters lives and experiences demonstrate their displacement, spiritual homelessness, and the hardships of adjustment to a new society.’
      • ‘Several measures covering problem behavior, sexual experiences, and interests and psychosocial adjustment were also included.’
      • ‘Moves often result in the use of new technologies and equipment, calling for adjustments in the ways people access and process information.’
      • ‘If a patient is going to show signs of adjustment the facility will be able to make the appropriate decision.’
      • ‘A study of the effects of corporal punishment in one Caribbean locale found a modest, direct relationship between physical punishment and psychological adjustment.’