adjustment

[uh-juhst-muh nt]

noun


Nearby words

  1. adjustable-rate mortgage,
  2. adjusted,
  3. adjusted gross income,
  4. adjuster,
  5. adjustive,
  6. adjustment disorder,
  7. adjustor,
  8. adjutancy,
  9. adjutant,
  10. adjutant bird

Origin of adjustment

First recorded in 1635–45; adjust + -ment

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British Dictionary definitions for adjustment

adjustment

noun

the act of adjusting or state of being adjusted
a control for regulatingthe adjustment for volume is beside the speaker
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Word Origin and History for adjustment

adjustment

n.

1640s, from French ajustement or else a native formation from adjust (v.) + -ment.

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