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adjustment


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Adjustment  \Ad*just"ment\  (-ment),  n.  [Cf.  F.  ajustement  See 
  {Adjust}.] 
  1.  The  act  of  adjusting,  or  condition  of  being  adjusted;  act 
  of  bringing  into  proper  relations;  regulation. 
 
  Success  depends  on  the  nicest  and  minutest 
  adjustment  of  the  parts  concerned.  --Paley. 
 
  2.  (Law)  Settlement  of  claims;  an  equitable  arrangement  of 
  conflicting  claims,  as  in  set-off,  contribution, 
  exoneration,  subrogation,  and  marshaling.  --Bispham. 
 
  3.  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. 
 
  Syn:  Suiting;  fitting;  arrangement;  regulation;  settlement; 
  adaptation;  disposition. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  adjustment 
  n  1:  making  or  becoming  suitable;  adjusting  to  circumstances 
  [syn:  {accommodation},  {fitting}] 
  2:  the  act  of  making  something  different  (as  e.g.  the  size  of  a 
  garment)  [syn:  {alteration},  {modification}] 
  3:  the  act  of  adjusting  something  to  match  a  standard  [syn:  {registration}, 
  {readjustment}] 
  4:  the  process  of  adapting  to  something  (such  as  environmental 
  conditions)  [syn:  {adaptation}] 
  5:  an  amount  added  or  deducted  on  the  basis  of  qualifying 
  circumstances;  "an  allowance  for  profit"  [syn:  {allowance}] 




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