Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun adjustment

5 senses of adjustment

Sense 1
adjustment, accommodation, fitting -- (making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances)
       => improvement, betterment, advance -- (a change for the better; progress in development)

Sense 2
alteration, modification, adjustment -- (the act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment))
       => change -- (the action of changing something; "the change of government had no impact on the economy"; "his change on abortion cost him the election")

Sense 3
adjustment, registration, readjustment -- (the act of adjusting something to match a standard)
       => calibration, standardization, standardisation -- (the act of checking or adjusting (by comparison with a standard) the accuracy of a measuring instrument; "the thermometer needed calibration")

Sense 4
adaptation, adaption, adjustment -- (the process of adapting to something (such as environmental conditions))
       => organic process, biological process -- (a process occurring in living organisms)

Sense 5
allowance, adjustment -- (an amount added or deducted on the basis of qualifying circumstances; "an allowance for profit")
       => recompense -- (payment or reward (as for service rendered))

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