Adjustment Ad*just"ment (-ment), n. [Cf. F. ajustement. See {Adjust}.] 1. The act of adjusting, or condition of being adjusted; act of bringing into proper relations; regulation. [1913 Webster]

Success depends on the nicest and minutest adjustment of the parts concerned. --Paley. [1913 Webster]

2. (Law) Settlement of claims; an equitable arrangement of conflicting claims, as in set-off, contribution, exoneration, subrogation, and marshaling. --Bispham. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Suiting; fitting; arrangement; regulation; settlement; adaptation; disposition. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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