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adjustment

ad·just·ment

adjustment

 
pronunciation:
juhst mnt
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or process of adjusting.
The adjustment of your rear view mirror is important and takes only a moment.Since she lost some weight, her wedding dress needed some adjustments.
 
synonyms:
adaptation, alignment, tune-up
similar words:
accommodation, alteration, compliance, conformity, correction, fitting, modification, regulation
definition 2: the state of being adjusted.
The zookeepers were pleased with the polar bear's adjustment to its new surroundings.
synonyms:
adaptation, alignment
similar words:
accommodation, alteration, compliance, conformity, modification, repair
definition 3: a means of adjusting, esp. a physical mechanism for regulating or correcting.
The adjustments are on the back of the device.
synonyms:
control, regulator
similar words:
button, coordinator, focus, knob, lever, switch, tuner
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