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adjustment (n.)

"a making fit or conformable; the act of adapting to a given purpose; orderly regulation or arrangement," 1640s, from French ajustement (Old French ajostement) or else a native formation from adjust (v.) + -ment.

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Definitions of adjustment from WordNet

adjustment (n.)
making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances;
Synonyms: accommodation / fitting
adjustment (n.)
the act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment);
adjustment (n.)
the act of adjusting something to match a standard;
Synonyms: registration / readjustment
adjustment (n.)
the process of adapting to something (such as environmental conditions);
Synonyms: adaptation / adaption
adjustment (n.)
an amount added or deducted on the basis of qualifying circumstances;
Synonyms: allowance
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