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Definition of Adjustment


  1. The act of adjusting, or condition of being adjusted; act of bringing into proper relations; regulation.
  2. Settlement of claims; an equitable arrangement of conflicting claims, as in set-off, contribution, exoneration, subrogation, and marshaling.
  3. The operation of bringing all the parts of an instrument, as a microscope or telescope, into their proper relative position for use; the condition of being thus adjusted; as, to get a good adjustment; to be in or out of adjustment.

Adjustment Quotations

On rare occasions one does hear of a miraculous case of a married couple falling in love after marriage, but on close examination it will be found that it is a mere adjustment to the inevitable.
Emma Goldman

Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all.
Norman Vincent Peale

Every new adjustment is a crisis in self-esteem.
Eric Hoffer

I think everyone is born 100 percent ego, and after that it's just adjustment.
Agnes Martin

Insanity - a perfectly rational adjustment to an insane world.
R. D. Laing
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Adjustment Translations

adjustment in Dutch is afstelling, instelling
adjustment in German is Berichtigung, Anordnung {f}
adjustment in Italian is adattamento
adjustment in Norwegian is instilling
adjustment in Portuguese is ajuste
adjustment in Spanish is adaptacion
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