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Definitions of adjustment

  1. making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the process of adapting to something (such as environmental conditions) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the act of adjusting something to match a standard Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. an amount added or deducted on the basis of qualifying circumstances; "an allowance for profit" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. The act of adjusting, or condition of being adjusted; act of bringing into proper relations; regulation. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Settlement of claims; an equitable arrangement of conflicting claims, as in set-off, contribution, exoneration, subrogation, and marshaling. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. 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
  9. Adaptation of the person to the social environment. Adjustment may take place by adapting the self to the environment or by changing the environment. (From Campbell, Psychiatric Dictionary, 1996) Medical Dictionary DB
  10. The act of regulating or setting right; settlement or arrangement. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. 1. The arrangement for bringing into focus the object under a microscope; the coarse a. is effected usually by a rack-and-pinion arrangement, the fine a. by a screw. 2. A chiropractic term for the reduction of subluxated vertebrae in order to relieve pressure on one or more of the spinal nerves. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  12. Adaptation; arrangement; regulation; settlement. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. Regulation; arrangement; settlement. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. The act of adjusting; arrangement; settlement. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. The act of settling; a settlement. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  16. In the law of insurance, the adjustment of a loss is the ascertainment of its amount and the ratable distribution of it among those liable to pay it; the settling and ascertaining the amount of the indemnity which the assured, after all allowances and deductions made, is entitled to receive under the policy, and fixing the proportion which each underwriter is liable to pay. Marsh. Ins. (4th Ed.) 499; 2 Phil. Ins. thelawdictionary.org
  17. Maritime law. The adjustment of a loss is the settlling and ascertaining the amount of the indemnity which the insured after all proper allowances and deductions have been made, is entitled to receive, and the proportion of this, which each underwriter is liable to pay, under the policy Marsh. Ins. B. 1, c. 14, p. 617 or it is a written admission of the amounts of the loss as settled between the parties to a policy of insurance. 3 Stark. Ev. 1167, 8. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  18. In adjusting a loss, the first thing to be considered is, how the quantity of damages for which the underwriters are liable, shall be ascertained. When a loss is a total loss, and the iusured decides to abandon, he must give notice of this to the underwriters iii a reasonable time, otherwise he will waive his right to abandon, and must be content to claim only for a partial loss. Marsh. Ins. B. 1, .c. 3, s. 2; 15 East, 559; 1 T. R. 608; 9 East, 283; 13 East 304; 6 Taunt. 383. When the loss is admitted to be total, and the policy is a valued one, the insured is entitled to receive the whole sum insured, subject to such deductions as may have been agreed by the policy to be made in case of loss. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  19. The quantity of damages being known, the next point to be settled, is, by what rule this shall be estimated. The price of a thing does not afford a just criterion to ascertain its true value. It may have been bought very dear or very cheap. The circumstances of time and place cause a continual variation in the price of things. For this reason, in cases of general average, the things saved contribute not according to prune cost, but according to the price for which they may be sold at the time of settling the average. Marsh. Ins. B. 1, c. 14, s. 2, p. 621; Laws of Wishuy, art. 20 Laws of Oleron, art. 8 this Dict. tit. Price. And see 4 Dall. 430; 1 Caines' R. 80; 2 S. & R. 229 2 S.& R. 257, 258. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  20. An adjustment being endorsed on the policy, and signed by the underwriters, with the promise to pay in a given time, is prima facie evidence against them, and amouuts to an admission of all the facts necessary to be proved by the insured to entitle him to recover in an action on the policy. It is like a note of hand, and being proved, the insured has no occasion to go into proof of any other circumstances. Marsh. Ins. B. 1, c. 14, s. 3, p. 632; 3 Stark. Ev. 1167, 8 Park. ch. 4; Wesk. Ins, 8; Beaw. Lex. Mer. 310; Com. Dig. Merchant, E 9; Abbott on Shipp. 346 to 348. See Damages. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  21. ADJUSTMENT (from late Lat. ad-juxtare, derived from juxta, near, but early confounded with a supposed derivation from justus, right), regulating, adapting or settling; in commercial law, the settlement of a loss incurred at sea on insured goods. The calculation of the amounts to be made good to and paid by the several interests is a complicated matter. It involves much detail and arithmetic, and requires a full and accurate knowledge of the principles of the subject. Such adjustments are made by men called adjusters, who make the subject their profession. In Great Britain they are for the most part members of the Average Adjusters' Association (1870), a body which has done much careful work with a view to making and keeping the practice uniform and in accord with right principles. This association has gradually formulated, at their annual meetings, a body of practical rules which the individual members undertake to observe. (See Average and Insurance, Marine.) en.wikisource.org
  22. The mechanism for raising and lowering the tube of a microscope. American pocket medical dictionary.
  23. The process of setting right, regulating, arranging. Said of the mechanism for raising or lowering the tube of a compound microscope. It is coarse if the screw raises or lowers the tube quickly and fine if it raises or lowers it slowly. [Fr.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  24. (Naut.) Insurance ; the process by which the net amount receivable under a policy is determined. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  25. n. Act of reducing to order or due conformity ; arrangement ; settlement. Cabinet Dictionary
  26. Regulation, The act of putting in method; the state of being put in method. Complete Dictionary
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