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Pronunciation:  u'justmunt

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  1. [n]  the act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment)
  2. [n]  the act of adjusting something to match a standard
  3. [n]  making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances
  4. [n]  an amount added or deducted on the basis of qualifying circumstances; "an allowance for profit"
  5. [n]  the process of adapting to something (such as environmental conditions)

ADJUSTMENT is a 10 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: accommodation, adaptation, allowance, alteration, fitting, modification, readjustment, registration
 See Also: acclimation, acclimatisation, acclimatization, accommodation, adaptation, advance, alignment, betterment, biological process, calibration, change, collimation, cost-of-living allowance, dedifferentiation, deduction, depreciation allowance, differentiation, discount, domestication, improvement, laxation, loosening, organic process, recompense, seasonal adjustment, specialisation, specialization, standardisation, standardization, synchronisation, synchronising, synchronization, synchronizing, tightening, tune-up, voicing



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ad*just"ment\ (-ment), n. [Cf. F. ajustement. See
1. The act of adjusting, or condition of being adjusted; act
   of bringing into proper relations; regulation.

         Success depends on the nicest and minutest
         adjustment of the parts concerned.    --Paley.

2. (Law) Settlement of claims; an equitable arrangement of
   conflicting claims, as in set-off, contribution,
   exoneration, subrogation, and marshaling. --Bispham.

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

Syn: Suiting; fitting; arrangement; regulation; settlement;
     adaptation; disposition.

 Definition: the ability of humans to survive in stressful environments by nongenetic means.
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