adjustment Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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"adjustment" in British English

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adjustmentnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /əˈdʒʌst.mənt/

adjustment noun [C or U] (CHANGE)

B2 a ​smallchange: 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 ​farfailed to make the adjustment fromschool towork.
(Definition of adjustment from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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uk   us   /əˈdʒʌstmənt/
[C or U] a slight ​change made to something to make it ​fit, ​work better, or be more suitable, or the ​act of making such a ​change: A ​small adjustment at the ​rightplace can make a significant difference. If the colour does not appear quite ​right, ​check your ​monitor settings for adjustment.adjustment to sth The ​finalplan will ​serve as an adjustment to the two-year ​budgetapproved last ​year.
[C or U] a slight ​change to ​figures according to ​inflation, the ​time of ​year, etc. so that they can be compared in a useful way with other ​figures, or the ​act of making such a ​change: adjustment to sth The ​financeminister will again delay the inflation adjustment to ​exciseduty on ​petrol.adjustment for sth The ​population has been ​split into 10 ​equalgroups, ​ranked by ​income, after adjustment for family ​size.
[U] the ​process of becoming more familiar with a new ​situation: make an adjustment This is a very, very ​big adjustment for us to make.
[U] INSURANCE the ​job of getting ​information about an accident, theft, etc. in ​order to decide how much ​money to ​pay an ​insurancecustomer: There was a ​breach in the ​insurancecompanies' adjustment and ​payment.
[C] INSURANCE the ​amount of ​money that an ​insurancecompanypays to a ​customer who has been involved in an accident, had something ​stolen, etc.: After ​calculating what the adjustment should have been, they ​analyse how the ​insurancecompany adjustments deviated from reality.
(Definition of adjustment from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “adjustment”
in Arabic تَعديلات…
in Korean 조정, 적응…
in Portuguese ajuste…
in Catalan modificació…
in Japanese 調節, 調整, 修正…
in Chinese (Simplified) 改变, 调整, 调节…
in Turkish ayarlama…
in Russian регулировка, подгонка…
in Chinese (Traditional) 改變, 調整, 調節…
in Italian adattamento, regolazione…
in Polish regulacja, korekta, poprawka…
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