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Definition of "adjustment" []

  • The act of adjusting or the state of being adjusted. (noun)
  • A means of adjusting. (noun)
  • Settlement of a debt or claim. (noun)
  • A modification, fluctuation, or correction: made an adjustment on the telephone bill; an adjustment in the consumer price index. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "adjustment" in a sentence
  • "Still another adjustment is the myriad of things that just come up."
  • "And to add supporting Gingrich into the mix - the self-described "historian" and constitutional champion who also advocates arresting judges who make decisions with which he disagrees and compelling them to defend their decisions in front of congress - well... no... that wouldn't require another name adjustment."
  • "So Ford reached into that fuzzy bag of euphemisms and pulled out the word "adjustment.""