adjustment

[ uh-juhst-muh nt ]
/ əˈdʒʌst mənt /

noun

Origin of adjustment

First recorded in 1635–45; adjust + -ment
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British Dictionary definitions for adjustment

adjustment

/ (əˈdʒʌstmənt) /

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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