adjustment

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

adjust +‎ -ment (But see also French ajustement).

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  • IPA(key): /əˈdʒʌst.mənt/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

adjustment (plural adjustments)

  1. a small change; a minor correction; a modification
    The credit card company made an adjustment to my account to waive the late fee.
  2. The behavioural process of balancing conflicting needs, or needs against obstacles in the environment.
    When Jim graduated, he found adjustment to the working world difficult.

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