HyperDic: adjustment

English > 5 senses of the word adjustment:
NOUNeventadjustment, accommodation, fittingmaking or becoming suitable
actadjustment, alteration, modificationthe act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment)
actadjustment, registration, readjustmentthe act of adjusting something to match a standard
processadjustment, adaptation, adaptionthe process of adapting to something (such as environmental conditions)
possessionadjustment, allowancean amount added or deducted on the basis of qualifying circumstances
adjustment > pronunciation
Soundsahjhah'stmahnt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > adjustment: 5 senses > noun 1, event
Meaningmaking or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances.
Synonymsaccommodation, fitting
Narrowerdomesticationaccommodation to domestic / domestic life
habituationA general accommodation to unchanging environmental conditions
readjustmentThe act of adjusting again (to changed circumstances)
shakedowninitial adjustments to improve the functioning or the efficiency and to bring to a more satisfactory state
Broaderimprovement, betterment, advanceA change for the better
Spanishajuste, atemperación
Verbsadjustadapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions
English > adjustment: 5 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment).
Synonymsalteration, modification
Narroweraccommodation(physiology) the automatic adjustment in focal length of the natural lens of the eye
adaptation(physiology) the responsive adjustment of a sense organ (as the eye) to varying conditions (as of light)
loosening, laxationThe act of making something less tight / tight / tight / tight
tighteningThe act of making something tighter / tighter / tighter / tighter / tighter / tighter / tighter / tighter
tuneThe adjustment of a radio receiver or other circuit to a required frequency
BroaderchangeThe action of changing something
Spanishalteración, cambio, modificación
Catalanalteració, modificació
Verbsadjustmake correspondent or conformable
English > adjustment: 5 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of adjusting something to match a standard.
Synonymsregistration, readjustment
NarroweralignmentThe act of adjusting or aligning the parts of a device in relation to each other
collimationThe accurate adjustment of the line of sight of a telescope
synchronization, synchronisation, synchronizing, synchronisingAn adjustment that causes something to occur or recur in unison
temperamentAn adjustment of the intervals (as in tuning a keyboard instrument) so that the scale can be used to play in different keys
tune-upadjustments made to an engine to improve its performance
voicingThe act of adjusting an organ pipe (or wind instrument) so that it conforms to the standards of tone and pitch and color
Broadercalibration, standardization, standardisationThe act of checking or adjusting (by comparison with a standard) the accuracy of a measuring instrument
Spanishreajuste
Catalanreajustament
Verbsadjustalter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard
English > adjustment: 5 senses > noun 4, process
MeaningThe process of adapting to something (such as environmental conditions).
Synonymsadaptation, adaption
Narroweracclimatization, acclimatisation, acclimationadaptation to a new climate (a new temperature or altitude or environment)
dedifferentiationThe loss of specialization in form or function
domesticationadaptation to intimate association with human beings
specialization, specialisation, differentiation(biology) the structural / structural adaptation of some body part for a particular function
Broaderorganic process, biological processA process occurring in living organisms
Spanishadaptación biológica, adaptacion, adaptación
Catalanadaptació
Verbsadjustadapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions
English > adjustment: 5 senses > noun 5, possession
MeaningAn amount added or deducted on the basis of qualifying circumstances.
Synonymallowance
Narrowercost-of-living allowanceAn allowance for changes in the consumer price index
deduction, discountAn amount or percentage deducted
depreciation allowanceAn allowance for loss due to depreciation
seasonal adjustmentA statistical adjustment made to accommodate predictable fluctuations as a function of the season of the year
tareAn adjustment made for the weight of the packaging in order to determine the net weight of the goods
BroaderrecompensePayment or reward (as for service rendered)
Spanishbonificación
Verbsadjustdecide how much is to be paid on an insurance claim

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