Adjusted
Adjust Ad*just", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Adjusted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Adjusting}.] [OF. ajuster, ajoster (whence F. ajouter to add), LL. adjuxtare to fit; fr. L. ad + juxta near; confused later with L. ad and justus just, right, whence F. ajuster to adjust. See {Just}, v. t. and cf. {Adjute}.] 1. To make exact; to fit; to make correspondent or conformable; to bring into proper relations; as, to adjust a garment to the body, or things to a standard. [1913 Webster]

2. To put in order; to regulate, or reduce to system. [1913 Webster]

Adjusting the orthography. --Johnson. [1913 Webster]

3. To settle or bring to a satisfactory state, so that parties are agreed in the result; as, to adjust accounts; the differences are adjusted. [1913 Webster]

4. To bring to a true relative position, as the parts of an instrument; to regulate for use; as, to adjust a telescope or microscope. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To adapt; suit; arrange; regulate; accommodate; set right; rectify; settle. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • adjusted — adjusted; mal·adjusted; un·adjusted; …   English syllables

  • adjusted — index accustomed (familiarized), fit, harmonious, res judicata, resigned, tempered Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …   Law dictionary

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  • adjusted — /euh jus tid/, adj. 1. arranged or fitted properly: Properly adjusted shelving will accommodate books of various heights. 2. adapted to surroundings or circumstances (often used in combination): a well adjusted child. [1665 75; ADJUST + ED2] * *… …   Universalium

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  • adjusted — Synonyms and related words: able, acclimated, acclimatized, accommodated, accustomed, adapted, capable, case hardened, checked out, competent, conditioned, experienced, familiarized, fit, fitted, hardened, inured, naturalized, orientated,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • adjusted — adj. suited, fitted; adapted, changed; regulated; settled (of an insurance claim) ad·just || É™ dÊ’ÊŒst v. modify; adapt; tune; fit, install; arrange; settle …   English contemporary dictionary

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