Definition of adjustment in US English:

adjustment

noun

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

Pronunciation

adjustment

/əˈdʒəstmənt//əˈjəstmənt/