capable of being adjusted: adjustable seat belts.
(of loans, mortgages, etc.) having a flexible rate, as one based on money market interest rates or on the rate of inflation or cost of living.
(especially of life insurance) having flexible premiums and coverage, based on the insuree's current needs and ability to pay.
any rate, expense, income, etc., that varies unpredictably: Luckily, his chief income is not made up of adjustables. Allow some money in your budget for the adjustables.
- ad·just·a·bly, adverb
- non·ad·just·a·ble, adjective
- non·ad·just·a·bly, adverb
- pre·ad·just·a·ble, adjective
- un·ad·just·a·ble, adjective
- un·ad·just·a·bly, adverb
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How to use adjustable in a sentence
Where other stands get their range of motion from an adjustable base, this stand makes up for it with an easel that has eight different angle settings, perfect for boosting a laptop to the right height.
An adjustable ergonomic frame and a highly useful joystick navigation setup make it easy to customize the monitor to your needs.Ultra-wide computer monitors to enhance your setup | PopSci Commerce Team | September 22, 2020 | Popular-Science
Assembly takes 15 minutes and, once done, you can lounge comfortably on an adjustable headrest.Comfortable sofa beds for a peaceful night’s sleep | PopSci Commerce Team | September 11, 2020 | Popular-Science
One of the new features of the cheaper Tread and higher-end bike will be a more adjustable tablet screen.Peloton is lowering the price of its standard bike and releasing new exercise equipment | Rachel Schallom | September 4, 2020 | Fortune
The keys have multicolor backlighting that is adjustable, making your game visually stimulating even off-screen.
For jazz and Latin dances, she wore a carbon fiber foot with an adjustable heel that let her dance up on her toes.
That experience has now translated into her latest invention: a smaller bag featuring an adjustable strap.Concealed Carry Handbags: An Evening Bag for Your Gun? | Erin Cunningham | October 15, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
One bikini bottom has an adjustable waist that allows women to wear it either high or low waisted.Model Robyn Lawley Debuts Plus-Size Bathing-Suit Line | Isabel Wilkinson | July 16, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Pregnant and breastfeeding women were still expected to wear corsets, with the only concession being more adjustable lacing.In Paris, a Historical Look at Lingerie at Musée des Arts Décoratifs | Sarah Moroz | July 5, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
For them, bankers developed more flexible products: no money down, no documentation, interest-only, adjustable rate.
Hilborne Roosevelt of New York, was the first to introduce these adjustable combination movements.The Recent Revolution in Organ Building | George Laing Miller
In large organs two or three adjustable toe pistons are also provided to give independent control of the Pedal organ.The Recent Revolution in Organ Building | George Laing Miller
A simple adjustable bench stop for light work may be made from a piece of 1-in.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2 | Various
The adjustable lever allows setting the alarm for various differences of temperature.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2 | Various
The brasses at the crossed end are set up by a wedge adjustable by means of the screw bolts shown.Mechanical Drawing Self-Taught | Joshua Rose