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adjustment

noun [C or U] uk   /əˈdʒʌst.mənt/ us  

adjustment noun [C or U] (CHANGE)

B2 a small change: She made a few minor adjustments to the focus of her camera.
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adjustment noun [C or U] (BECOMING FAMILIAR)

the ability to become more familiar with a new situation: He has so far failed to make the adjustment from school to work.
Translations of “adjustment”
in Korean 조정, 적응…
in Arabic تَعديلات…
in Portuguese ajuste…
in Catalan modificació…
in Japanese 調節, 調整, 修正…
in Italian adattamento, regolazione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 改變, 調整, 調節…
in Russian регулировка, подгонка…
in Turkish ayarlama…
in Chinese (Simplified) 改变, 调整, 调节…
in Polish regulacja, korekta, poprawka…
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