- arranged or fitted properly: Properly adjusted shelving will accommodate books of various heights.
- adapted to surroundings or circumstances (often used in combination): a well-adjusted child.
Origin of adjusted
- to change (something) so that it fits, corresponds, or conforms; adapt; accommodate: to adjust expenses to income.
- to put in good working order; regulate; bring to a proper state or position: to adjust an instrument.
- to settle or bring to a satisfactory state, so that parties are agreed in the result: to adjust our differences.
- Insurance. to determine the amount to be paid in settlement of (a claim).
- to systematize.
- Military. to correct the elevation or deflection of (a gun).
- to adapt oneself; become adapted: They had no problems in adjusting at the new school.
Origin of adjust
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Examples from the Web for adjusted
And as he adjusted to this change in circumstances, he screamed at himself a second time: Wait!Powerful Congressman Writes About ‘Fleshy Breasts’
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Many advocates want those changed, adjusted, or bolstered, and the only way to do that is to open up the bill and reauthorize it.To GOP Congress, as Usual, It’s Welfare on the Chopping Block
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With a total of $289 million (adjusted for inflation), it is the highest-grossing silent film of all time.How to Save Silent Movies: Inside New Jersey’s Cinema Paradiso
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The association was statistically significant and held up even when adjusted for age and other characteristics.How Big Pharma Holds Back in the War on Cancer
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Going Back to “Adjusted Gross Income”… Items 23 through 36—not seeing much help here.Up to a Point: I Do My Own Taxes With No Help, Except From a Couple of Bloody Marys
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In growth all is adjusted to capacity; it is not meant to shock, force, or frighten.The Conquest of Fear
(b) How should they be adjusted for cooking on top of the stove?Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 1
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"He's as good as we could make him," answered the Trainer, as he adjusted the weight cloth.Thoroughbreds
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A few details had to be adjusted to compensate for Kingozi's lack of eyes.The Leopard Woman
Stewart Edward White
The preliminaries of the negotiation were adjusted at this interview.The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson
- (tr) to alter slightly, esp to achieve accuracy; regulateto adjust the television
- to adapt, as to a new environment, etc
- (tr) to put into order
- (tr) insurance to determine the amount payable in settlement of (a claim)
Word Origin and History for adjusted
late 14c., ajusten, "to correct, remedy;" reborrowed by c.1600 in sense "arrange, settle, compose," from Middle French adjuster, Old French ajouter "to join" (12c.), from Late Latin adjuxtare "to bring near," from Latin ad- "to" (see ad-) + juxta "next," related to jungere "to join" (see jugular).
Influenced by folk etymology derivation from Latin iustus "just, equitable, fair." Meaning "to arrange (something) so as to conform with (a standard or another thing)" is from 1660s. Insurance sense is from 1755. Meaning "to get used to" first recorded 1924. Related: Adjusted; adjusting.
- To bring into proper relationship.
- To treat disorders of the spine by correcting slight dislocations between vertebrae using chiropractic techniques.
- To achieve a psychological balance with regard to one's external environment, one's needs, and the demands of others.