What does adjustment mean?

Definitions for adjustment
əˈdʒʌst məntad·just·ment

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. adjustment, accommodation, fitting(noun)

    making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances

  2. alteration, modification, adjustment(noun)

    the act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment)

  3. adjustment, registration, readjustment(noun)

    the act of adjusting something to match a standard

  4. adaptation, adaption, adjustment(noun)

    the process of adapting to something (such as environmental conditions)

  5. allowance, adjustment(noun)

    an amount added or deducted on the basis of qualifying circumstances

    "an allowance for profit"


  1. adjustment(Noun)

    a small change; a minor correction; a modification

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

  2. adjustment(Noun)

    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.

  3. Origin: (But see also ajustement}

Webster Dictionary

  1. Adjustment(noun)

    the act of adjusting, or condition of being adjusted; act of bringing into proper relations; regulation

  2. Adjustment(noun)

    settlement of claims; an equitable arrangement of conflicting claims, as in set-off, contribution, exoneration, subrogation, and marshaling

  3. Adjustment(noun)

    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

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. adjustment

    In marine insurance, the ascertaining and finally settling the amount of indemnity--whether of average or of salvage--which the insured (after all proper deductions have been made) is entitled to receive under the policy, when the ship is lost.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'adjustment' in Nouns Frequency: #1769

How to pronounce adjustment?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of adjustment in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of adjustment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of adjustment in a Sentence

  1. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi:

    I don't see a path for (trade adjustment).

  2. Gracie Powell:

    It was a big adjustment, they were in shock.

  3. Timo Zaremba:

    We can go to eight with very little adjustment.

  4. Lafarge Chief Executive Bruno Lafont:

    This adjustment maximizes the deal's chances of success.

  5. Timo Zaremba:

    We can go to eight (a month) with very little adjustment.

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