adjustment

Definitions:

  • The act of adjusting or the state of being adjusted.
  • A means of adjusting.
  • Settlement of a debt or claim.
  • A modification, fluctuation, or correction.
  • The act of adjusting; a making fit or conformable; the act of adapting to a given purpose; orderly regulation or arrangement: as, the <em>adjustment</em> of the parts of a watch.
  • The state of being adjusted; a condition of adaptation; orderly relation of parts or elements.
  • That which serves to adjust or adapt one thing to another or to a particular service: as, the <em>adjustments</em> of constitutional government, of a microscope, a timepiece, etc.
  • The act of settling or arranging, as a difference or dispute; settlement; arrangement.
  • In <em>marine insurance</em>, the act of settling and ascertaining the amount of indemnity which the party insured is entitled to receive under the policy after all proper allowances and deductions have been made, and the settling of the proportion of that indemnity which each underwriter is liable to bear.
  • In an exacter sense than 2, the operation of modifying the relations between a set of things or other objects so as to make these relations conform to some requirement, especially so as to bring them into conformity with relations between elements of a plan or purpose.
  • Specifically, the modification of a set of statements so as to bring them into harmony with one another and with some proposition treated as absolutely true.
  • In <em>biology</em>, a change which is brought about in a living being by its own activity and is not transmitted to descendants, as contrasted with a change which is congenital and hereditary; an acquired character.
  • The term is used in two senses: for methods in which the observer himself varies a given stimulus until it appears equal to a second, constant stimulus, for example, Fechner's method of average error (see <internalXref urlencoded="method">method</internalXref>);
  • for methods in which a variable stimulus is adjusted, whether by experimenter or observer, to the required relation to a constant stimulus, for example, Wundt's method of minimal changes (see <internalXref urlencoded="method">method</internalXref>).
  • The act of adjusting, or condition of being adjusted; act of bringing into proper relations; regulation.
  • Settlement of claims; an equitable arrangement of conflicting claims, as in set-off, contribution, exoneration, subrogation, and marshaling.
  • 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
  • a small <xref>change</xref>; a minor <xref>correction</xref>; a <xref>modification</xref>
  • The behavioural process of balancing conflicting needs, or needs against obstacles in the environment.
  • an amount added or deducted on the basis of qualifying circumstances
  • the act of adjusting something to match a standard
  • the process of adapting to something (such as environmental conditions)
  • making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances
  • the act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment)
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