Definitions of adjustment

  1. the process of adapting to something (such as environmental conditions) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. Settlement of claims; an equitable arrangement of conflicting claims, as in set-off, contribution, exoneration, subrogation, and marshaling. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. The operation of bringing all the parts of an instrument, as a microscope or telescope, into their proper relative position for use; the condition of being thus adjusted; as, to get a good adjustment; to be in or out of adjustment. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The act of regulating or setting right; settlement or arrangement. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. Adaptation; arrangement; regulation; settlement. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. The act of adjusting; arrangement; settlement. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. The act of settling; a settlement. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for adjustment

  1. It is possible this may require adjustment by treaty. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  2. When this adjustment has been obtained, the parts overlapping on the boards are pressed down for a time, and after again seeing that the position is right, they are drawn over firmly. – Practical Bookbinding by Paul Adam