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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.


Broader (hypernym)recompense

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

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