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From French ajustement, or else adjust +‎ -ment.


  • IPA(key): /?'dst.m?nt/
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adjustment (countable and uncountable, plural adjustments)

  1. The action of adjusting something
  2. The result of adjusting something; a small change; a minor correction; a modification or alteration
  3. The settling or balancing of a financial account
    The credit card company made an adjustment to my account to waive the late fee.
  4. The behavioural process of balancing conflicting needs, or needs against obstacles in the environment.
    When Jim graduated, he found adjustment to the working world difficult.
  5. The assessment, by an insurance company, of a claim; the settlement of such a claim


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