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English definition of “adjustment”

adjustment

noun [C or U] (BECOMING FAMILIAR)    /əˈdʒʌst.mənt/
the ability to become more familiar with a new situation: He has so far failed to make the adjustment from school to work.Adapting and modifying ChangingAdapting and attuning to something
(Definition of adjustment noun (BECOMING FAMILIAR) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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