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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Many content adjustments and customer service improvements are made based on
  the data derived from cookies.
Galliano then worked through the night, fitting models and making final
  adjustments to their clothes.
And the government set up an independent body of inspectors to track the
  results and enable adjustments based on the data.
If you make some adjustments for these, the cost of the plan is much higher.
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