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1. adjustment

noun. ['əˈdʒʌstmənt'] making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances.

Synonyms

  • improvement
  • accommodation
  • domestication
  • fitting
  • betterment
  • readjustment
  • habituation
  • advance

Antonyms

  • unfriendliness
  • cheerfulness
  • willing
  • permissiveness

Etymology

  • -ment (English)
  • -amentum (Latin)
  • adjust (English)
  • adjuster (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

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Rhymes with Adjustment

  • abandonment
  • abatement
  • aberrant
  • abhorrent
  • abortifacient
  • abridgement
  • absent
  • absorbent
  • abstinent
  • abundant
  • accelerant
  • accident
  • accompaniment
  • accompaniment
  • accomplishment
  • accountant
  • accouterment
  • accoutrement
  • achievement
  • acknowledgement

Sentences with adjustment


1. Noun, singular or mass
Find the tilt adjustment knob for your office chair beneath the seat pan.

Quotes about adjustment


1. What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests, an interchange of services given and received; it is, in sum, simply a business from which those involved propose to derive a steady profit for their own self-love.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

2. The function of the university is not simply to teach breadwinning, or to furnish teachers for the public schools, or to be a centre of polite society; it is, above all, to be the organ of that fine adjustment between real life and the growing knowledge of life, an adjustment which forms the secret of civilization.
- W.E.B. Du Bois

2. adjustment

noun. ['əˈdʒʌstmənt'] the act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment).

Synonyms

  • accommodation
  • tightening
  • alteration
  • adaptation
  • loosening
  • tune
  • change
  • modification

Antonyms

  • loosening
  • desynchronizing
  • desynchronization
  • asynchronism

Etymology

  • -ment (English)
  • -amentum (Latin)
  • adjust (English)
  • adjuster (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

3. adjustment

noun. ['əˈdʒʌstmənt'] the act of adjusting something to match a standard.

Synonyms

  • calibration
  • tune-up
  • synchronizing
  • synchronising
  • synchronisation
  • voicing
  • registration
  • readjustment
  • standardisation
  • standardization
  • alignment
  • collimation
  • temperament

Antonyms

  • destabilization
  • destabilisation
  • nonalignment
  • unwillingness

Etymology

  • -ment (English)
  • -amentum (Latin)
  • adjust (English)
  • adjuster (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

4. adjustment

noun. ['əˈdʒʌstmənt'] an amount added or deducted on the basis of qualifying circumstances.

Synonyms

  • allowance
  • deduction
  • depreciation allowance
  • recompense
  • discount
  • tare
  • seasonal adjustment

Antonyms

  • ill nature
  • good nature
  • composure
  • agreeableness

Etymology

  • -ment (English)
  • -amentum (Latin)
  • adjust (English)
  • adjuster (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

5. adjustment

noun. ['əˈdʒʌstmənt'] the process of adapting to something (such as environmental conditions).

Synonyms

  • biological process
  • organic process
  • acclimation
  • domestication
  • acclimatisation
  • specialization
  • dedifferentiation
  • adaption
  • acclimatization
  • specialisation
  • differentiation

Antonyms

  • uncheerfulness
  • disagreeableness
  • friendliness
  • optimism

Etymology

  • -ment (English)
  • -amentum (Latin)
  • adjust (English)
  • adjuster (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
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