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.
a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.
a scrap or morsel of food left at a meal.
a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.
a screen or mat covered with a dark material for shielding a camera lens from excess light or glare.
a printed punctuation mark (‽), available only in some typefaces, designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.