Definition of adjustment noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//əˈdʒʌstmənt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈdʒʌstmənt//
    [countable, uncountable]
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  1. 1a small change made to something in order to correct or improve it I've made a few adjustments to the design. Some adjustment of the lens may be necessary.
  2. 2a change in the way a person behaves or thinks She went through a period of emotional adjustment after her marriage broke up.
  3. Extra examples The dosage may need adjustment to suit the individual. The mechanic made the necessary adjustments to the engine. The process of adjustment to life in another country can be very difficult. There was a long period of adjustment under the new boss. a cut of 1.5% in real terms (after adjustment for inflation) a few minor adjustments to the schedule adjustments in the exchange rates I’ve made a few adjustments to the design.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: adjustment