adjusting

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making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances accommodation , adjustment , fitting
act of adjusting something to match a standard adjustment , readjustment , registration
act of adjusting or aligning the parts of a device in relation to each other alignment
act of checking or adjusting (by comparison with a standard) the accuracy of a measuring instrument calibration , standardisation , standardization
adjustable wrench designed to fit hexagonal nuts with the adjusting screw built into the head of the wrench crescent wrench
furnace part adjusting airflow or draft damper
process of adjusting the eyes to low levels of illumination; cones adapt first; rods continue to adapt for up to four hours dark adaptation
large hemispherical brass or copper percussion instrument with a drumhead that can be tuned by adjusting the tension on it kettle , kettledrum , timpani , tympani , tympanum
process of adjusting the eyes to relatively high levels of illumination; the pupil constricts and the cones system is operative light adaptation
act of modifying or adjusting according to due measure and proportion (as with regard to artistic effect) modulation
act of adjusting again (to changed circumstances) readjustment
(music) the sound property resulting from a combination of organ stops used to perform a particular piece of music; the technique of selecting and adjusting organ stops registration
act of measuring or arranging or adjusting according to a scale scaling
act of adjusting an organ pipe (or wind instrument) so that it conforms to the standards of tone and pitch and color voicing
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