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English noun: adjustment

1. adjustment (event) making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances


Synonymsaccommodation, fitting


Broader (hypernym)advance, betterment, improvement


Narrower (hyponym)domestication, habituation, readjustment, shakedown

2. adjustment (act) the act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment)


Synonymsalteration, modification


Broader (hypernym)change


Narrower (hyponym)accommodation, adaptation, laxation, loosening, tightening, tune

3. adjustment (act) the act of adjusting something to match a standard


Synonymsreadjustment, registration


Broader (hypernym)calibration, standardisation, standardization


Narrower (hyponym)alignment, collimation, synchronisation, synchronising, synchronization, synchronizing, temperament, tune-up, voicing

4. adjustment (process) the process of adapting to something (such as environmental conditions)


Synonymsadaptation, adaption


Broader (hypernym)biological process, organic process


Narrower (hyponym)acclimation, acclimatisation, acclimatization, dedifferentiation, differentiation, domestication, specialisation, specialization

5. adjustment (possession) an amount added or deducted on the basis of qualifying circumstances


SamplesAn allowance for profit.


Synonymsallowance


Broader (hypernym)recompense


Narrower (hyponym)cost-of-living allowance, deduction, depreciation allowance, discount, seasonal adjustment, tare









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