the quality of being adjustable:
a reclining chair with infinite adjustability.
the ability, especially of a child, to to new surroundings; adaptability:
to observe the child’s adjustability to her foster home.
Its powers of adjustability seemed to fail before the strange and bewildering scene.
All Around the Moon Jules Verne
We have as yet the advantage in compactness and simplicity, with adjustability and adaptation to varying classes of work.
Lippincott’s Magazine, December 1878 Various
A most impressive example of this adjustability is seen in his manifold capacity for moral patience.
Abraham Lincoln’s Cardinal Traits; Clark S. Beardslee
capable of being : adjustable seat belts. (of loans, mortgages, etc.) having a flexible rate, as one based on money market interest rates or on the rate of inflation or cost of living. (especially of life insurance) having flexible premiums and coverage, based on the insuree’s current needs and ability to pay. any rate, expense, […]
(of a marine or aircraft propeller) having blades whose pitch can be changed while the propeller is stationary, chiefly to suit various conditions of navigation or flight.
- Adjustable-rate mortgage
a mortgage that provides for periodic changes in the interest rate, based on changing market condtions. Abbreviation: ARM.
- Adjustable spanner