- 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.
Origin of adjustable
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Examples from the Web for adjustable
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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
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For them, bankers developed more flexible products: no money down, no documentation, interest-only, adjustable rate.Marijuana Use Isn't Worth the Risk
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Shortly after her birthday, Schroeder decided to get an adjustable gastric band known as the Lap-Band.The Teen Weight-Loss Surgery Boom
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Adjustable extensions on the speakers brought the sound to the bone of the skull.Join Our Gang?
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The protractor has a graduated disk, and is adjustable so it can be disposed at any angle.Practical Mechanics for Boys
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This indicates that it is adjustable to any tongue, and performable in any tongue.The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories
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Its position is adjustable by means of a rack and a draw-tube.How it Works
The float should be so arranged that it is adjustable with reference to the lever that it contacts with.Motors
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Word Origin and History for adjustable
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper