arranged or fitted properly:
Properly adjusted shelving will accommodate books of various heights.
adapted to surroundings or circumstances (often used in combination):
a well-adjusted child.
to change (something) so that it fits, corresponds, or conforms; adapt; accommodate:
to adjust expenses to income.
to put in good working order; regulate; bring to a proper state or position:
to adjust an instrument.
to settle or bring to a satisfactory state, so that parties are agreed in the result:
to adjust our differences.
Insurance. to determine the amount to be paid in settlement of (a claim).
Military. to correct the elevation or deflection of (a gun).
to adapt oneself; become adapted:
They had no problems in adjusting at the new school.
The price of a ticket, adjusted for inflation, has fallen sharply since the industry was deregulated in 1979.
Think American Airlines Is Rotten? You Have No Idea How Good You Have It Patrick Smith October 10, 2012
Rumsfeld: I’m not part of the Arab world, and it’s hard for me to know precisely what their image was and how it’s been adjusted.
Donald Rumsfeld on What Went Right John Barry February 7, 2011
And as he adjusted to this change in circumstances, he screamed at himself a second time: Wait!
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When we came together again in our late fifties, her faith had adjusted and grown.
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Meanwhile, bear in mind that the top 5% of taxpayers starts at about $154,000 adjusted gross income.
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It was only years later that the ones in the smaller compartment had been adjusted to the other frequency.
Earth Alert! Kris Neville
The preliminaries of the negotiation were adjusted at this interview.
The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson Robert Southey
Each time the bare boards creaked beneath his weight, no matter how stealthily this weight was adjusted, his heart missed a beat.
The Wolves of God Algernon Blackwood
Even Miss Ware smiled a little, and adjusted her gold beads.
Tiverton Tales Alice Brown
Some instances of inconsistent spellings were adjusted when found corrected in an alternate edition of this book.
Dictionary of the Chinook Jargon T. N. Hibben
(transitive) to alter slightly, esp to achieve accuracy; regulate: to adjust the television
to adapt, as to a new environment, etc
(transitive) to put into order
(transitive) (insurance) to determine the amount payable in settlement of (a claim)
late 14c., ajusten, “to correct, remedy;” reborrowed by c.1600 in sense “arrange, settle, compose,” from Middle French adjuster, Old French ajouter “to join” (12c.), from Late Latin adjuxtare “to bring near,” from Latin ad- “to” (see ad-) + juxta “next,” related to jungere “to join” (see jugular).
Influenced by folk etymology derivation from Latin iustus “just, equitable, fair.” Meaning “to arrange (something) so as to conform with (a standard or another thing)” is from 1660s. Insurance sense is from 1755. Meaning “to get used to” first recorded 1924. Related: Adjusted; adjusting.
adjust ad·just (ə-jŭst’)
v. ad·just·ed, ad·just·ing, ad·justs
To bring into proper relationship.
To treat disorders of the spine by correcting slight dislocations between vertebrae using chiropractic techniques.
- Adjusted gross income
(in U.S. income-tax returns) the total of an individual’s wages, salaries, interest, dividends, etc., minus allowable deductions. Abbreviation: AGI.
a person or thing that . an insurance company representative who investigates claims and makes settlement recommendations based on the estimate of the damages and the company’s liability. Historical Examples In modern business the letter has become the advertiser, the salesman, the collector, and the adjuster of claims. Business English Rose Buhlig “Not an adjuster,” […]
concerned with, making, or controlling : to settle in a chair with adjustive motions; a thermostat with an adjustive dial.
- Adjustment disorder
a mental disorder that occurs as a maladaptive reaction to an episode of psychological, social, or physical stress, as divorce or a natural disaster. adjustment disorder ad·just·ment disorder (ə-jŭst’mənt) n. Any of a class of disorders that result from an individual’s failure to adapt to identifiable stresses in the environment such as divorce, natural disaster, […]