ad·just·ment /əˈʤəs(t)mənt/ 名詞
1. The act of adjusting, or condition of being adjusted; act of bringing into proper relations; regulation.
Success depends on the nicest and minutest adjustment of the parts concerned. --Paley.
2. Law Settlement of claims; an equitable arrangement of conflicting claims, as in set-off, contribution, exoneration, subrogation, and marshaling.
3. The operation of bringing all the parts of an instrument, as a microscope or telescope, into their proper relative position for use; the condition of being thus adjusted; as, to get a good adjustment; to be in or out of adjustment.
Syn: -- Suiting; fitting; arrangement; regulation; settlement; adaptation; disposition.
n 1: making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances
[syn: accommodation, fitting]
2: the act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a
garment) [syn: alteration, modification]
3: the act of adjusting something to match a standard [syn: registration,
4: the process of adapting to something (such as environmental
conditions) [syn: adaptation]
5: an amount added or deducted on the basis of qualifying
circumstances; "an allowance for profit" [syn: allowance]