Adjustment

  • 1 adjustment — ad‧just‧ment [əˈdʒʌstmənt] noun [countable, uncountable] 1. a change that is made to something in order to correct or improve it: • We have made an adjustment to our target. • Grants are to be slashed by 33%, after adjustment for inflation. ˌcost …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 adjustment — I noun abatement of differences, accommodatio, accommodation, accord, accordance, adaptation, agreement, arrangement, attunement, bargain, binding agreement, coaptation, compact, composition, compromise, concurrence, conformance, conformation,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 Adjustment — Ad*just ment ( ment), n. [Cf. F. ajustement. See {Adjust}.] 1. The act of adjusting, or condition of being adjusted; act of bringing into proper relations; regulation. [1913 Webster] Success depends on the nicest and minutest adjustment of the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 adjustment — [n1] adaptation acclimation, acclimatization, alteration, arrangement, balancing, conformance, correcting, fitting, fixing, improvement, mending, modification, ordering, organization, organizing, orientation, readjustment, redress, regulating,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 5 adjustment — [ə just′mənt] n. 1. an adjusting or being adjusted 2. a means or device by which parts are adjusted to one another [the adjustment on a micrometer] 3. the settlement of how much is to be paid in cases of loss or claim, as by insurance 4. a… …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 Adjustment — (from late Latin 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 on insured goods. The… …

    Wikipedia

  • 7 Adjustment — (engl., spr. adjoßtment), die Bestimmung des von einem Versicherten erlittenen Seeschadens od. Verlustes …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 8 adjustment — (n.) 1640s, from Fr. ajustement or else a native formation from ADJUST (Cf. adjust) (v.) + MENT (Cf. ment) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 adjustment — noun 1 small change made ADJECTIVE ▪ delicate, fine, minor, slight, small ▪ important, major, significant ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 10 adjustment — n. 1) to make an adjustment 2) an adjustment in, of (an adjustment in/of his salary; an adjustment of the brakes) 3) an adjustment to (an adjustment to a new environment) * * * [ə dʒʌstmənt] of (an adjustment in/of his salary; an adjustment of… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 11 adjustment — ad|just|ment [əˈdʒʌstmənt] n [U and C] 1.) a small change made to a machine, system, or calculation adjustment for ▪ Once we make the adjustments for inflation, the fall in interest rates is quite small. adjustment to ▪ a slight adjustment to the …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 adjustment —    1. an adverse price movement    If you are buying, a price adjustment means you will pay more:     Price adjustment adds £5m to Carsington bill. (Water bulletin, August 1983)    However, if you own shares, an adjustment means the prices have… …

    How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • 13 adjustment — adjustmental /euh just men tl/, adj. /euh just meuhnt/, n. 1. the act of adjusting; adaptation to a particular condition, position, or purpose. 2. the state of being adjusted; orderly relation of parts or elements. 3. a device, as a knob or lever …

    Universalium

  • 14 adjustment */*/ — UK [əˈdʒʌs(t)mənt] / US [əˈdʒʌstmənt] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms adjustment : singular adjustment plural adjustments 1) a change in something that makes it better, more accurate, or more effective The upward adjustment in salaries… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 adjustment — [[t]əʤʌ̱stmənt[/t]] adjustments 1) N COUNT: oft N to/for/in n An adjustment is a small change that is made to something such as a machine or a way of doing something. Compensation could be made by adjustments to taxation... Investment is up by… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 adjustment — ad|just|ment [ ə dʒʌstmənt ] noun count or uncount ** 1. ) a change in something that makes it better, more accurate, or more effective: The upward adjustment in salaries reflects the current rate of inflation. make adjustments: We ll see how… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 adjustment — [1] changing or modifying the position or alignment of two components. [2] the distance of travel that a component has. Also see fore and aft adjustment idle mixture adjustment screw idle speed adjustment …

    Dictionary of automotive terms

  • 18 Adjustment — The use of mechanisms by a central bank to influence a home currency s exchange rate. An adjustment is specifically made if the exchange rate is not pegged to another currency, meaning that the currency is valued according to a floating exchange… …

    Investment dictionary

  • 19 adjustment — /ə dʒʌstmənt/ noun 1. the act of adjusting ● to make an adjustment to salaries ● an adjustment of prices to take account of rising costs 2. a slight change ● Details of tax adjustments are set out in the enclosed document. 3. an entry in accounts …

    Dictionary of banking and finance

  • 20 adjustment — The determination for the purposes of a settlement of the amount of a claim, particularly a claim against an insurance company, giving consideration to objections made by the debtor or insurance company, as well as the allegations of the claimant …

    Ballentine's law dictionary


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