the act of adjusting; adaptation to a particular condition, position, or purpose.
the state of being adjusted; orderly relation of parts or elements.
a device, as a knob or lever, for adjusting: the adjustments on a television set.
the act of bringing something into conformity with external requirements: the adjustment of one's view of reality.
harmony achieved by modification or change of a position: They worked out an adjustment of their conflicting ideas.
Sociology. a process of modifying, adapting, or altering individual or collective patterns of behavior so as to bring them into conformity with other such patterns, as with those provided by a cultural environment.
Insurance. the act of ascertaining the amount of indemnity that the party insured is entitled to receive under the policy, and of settling the claim.
a settlement of a disputed account or claim.
a change or concession, as in price or other terms, in view of minor defect or the like.

1635–45; adjust + -ment

adjustmental [uh-juhst-men-tl] , adjective
misadjustment, noun
nonadjustment, noun
overadjustment, noun
preadjustment, noun
underadjustment, noun Unabridged
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adjustment (əˈdʒʌstmənt)
1.  the act of adjusting or state of being adjusted
2.  a control for regulating: the adjustment for volume is beside the speaker

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Example sentences
Payment adjustment information will be posted to this page.
However, when a threshold-the point at which change may occur-is reached
  adjustment takes place.
Make any final adjustment to fit the design over the form and sew up the
The flexible, ratchet-lock strap allows for quick adjustment.
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