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)
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, family discord, or retirement, characterized by an impaired ability to function socially or occupationally.
to pronounce or decree by judicial sentence. to settle or determine (an issue or dispute) judicially. to sit in judgment (usually followed by upon). verb when intr, usually foll by upon. to give a decision (on), esp a formal or binding one (intransitive) to act as an adjudicator (transitive) (chess) to determine the likely result […]
. 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. n. 1857, of certain muscles, agent noun in Latin form from adjust (v.). n. 1670s, agent noun in English form from adjust. Insurance sense is from […]
the office or rank of an : His adjutancy allows him certain privileges. Historical Examples In 1809 he succeeded to a lieutenancy; and resigned the adjutancy to command a small detachment in the field. Laura Secord, the heroine of 1812 Sarah Anne Curzon He was appointed to an ensigncy and adjutancy, and came to Canada. […]
Military. a staff officer who assists the commanding officer in issuing orders. British Military. an executive officer. an assistant. . Historical Examples And the adjutant threw his head back and laughed joyously over the retrospect. Found in the Philippines Charles King The interrogation, which seemed almost to cover a reproach, irritated the adjutant. The Snare […]