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Definition 1: the act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment) - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for adjustment in the sense of this definition

(adjustment is a kind of ...) the action of changing something

"the change of government had no impact on the economy" "his change on abortion cost him the election"

(... is a kind of adjustment ) the act of making something less tight

(... is a kind of adjustment ) the act of making something tighter

"the tightening of economic controls"

(... is a kind of adjustment ) (physiology) the automatic adjustment in focal length of the natural lens of the eye

(... is a kind of adjustment ) (physiology) the responsive adjustment of a sense organ (as the eye) to varying conditions (as of light)

(... is a kind of adjustment ) the adjustment of a radio receiver or other circuit to a required frequency

Definition 2: the act of adjusting something to match a standard - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for adjustment in the sense of this definition

(adjustment is a kind of ...) the act of checking or adjusting (by comparison with a standard) the accuracy of a measuring instrument

"the thermometer needed calibration"

(... is a kind of adjustment ) the act of adjusting or aligning the parts of a device in relation to each other

(... is a kind of adjustment ) the accurate adjustment of the line of sight of a telescope

(... is a kind of adjustment ) an adjustment of the intervals (as in tuning a keyboard instrument) so that the scale can be used to play in different keys

(... is a kind of adjustment ) adjustments made to an engine to improve its performance

(... is a kind of adjustment ) an adjustment that causes something to occur or recur in unison

(... is a kind of adjustment ) the act of adjusting an organ pipe (or wind instrument) so that it conforms to the standards of tone and pitch and color

Definition 3: making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for adjustment in the sense of this definition

(adjustment is a kind of ...) a change for the better; progress in development

(... is a kind of adjustment ) the act of adjusting again (to changed circumstances)

(... is a kind of adjustment ) accommodation to domestic life

"her explorer husband resisted all her attempts at domestication"

(... is a kind of adjustment ) a general accommodation to unchanging environmental conditions

(... is a kind of adjustment ) initial adjustments to improve the functioning or the efficiency and to bring to a more satisfactory state

"the new industry's economic shakedown"

Definition 4: an amount added or deducted on the basis of qualifying circumstances - [noun denoting possession]

Samples where adjustment or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an allowance for profit

Synonyms for adjustment in the sense of this definition

(adjustment is a kind of ...) payment or reward (as for service rendered)

(... is a kind of adjustment ) an allowance for changes in the consumer price index

(... is a kind of adjustment ) an allowance for loss due to depreciation

(... is a kind of adjustment ) an amount or percentage deducted

(... is a kind of adjustment ) a statistical adjustment made to accommodate predictable fluctuations as a function of the season of the year

"seasonal adjustments for housing starts must be made in mid-winter"

(... is a kind of adjustment ) an adjustment made for the weight of the packaging in order to determine the net weight of the goods

Definition 5: the process of adapting to something (such as environmental conditions) - [noun denoting process]

Synonyms for adjustment in the sense of this definition

(adjustment is a kind of ...) a process occurring in living organisms

(... is a kind of adjustment ) adaptation to a new climate (a new temperature or altitude or environment)

(... is a kind of adjustment ) the loss of specialization in form or function

(... is a kind of adjustment ) adaptation to intimate association with human beings

(... is a kind of adjustment ) (biology) the structural adaptation of some body part for a particular function

"cell differentiation in the developing embryo"

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