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adjustment

uh juhst muhnt

  • n  making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances
  • n  the act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment)
  • n  the act of adjusting something to match a standard
  • n  the process of adapting to something (such as environmental conditions)
  • n  an amount added or deducted on the basis of qualifying circumstances

  • And there was no video-adjustment wizard to help me out.
  • Of course, the adjustment costs associated with getting these gains are coming from firms closing, from workers having to get new jobs.
  • The concern is if the adjustment is very quick, it could be difficult.
News & Articles

  • Board of adjustment to hear request
    Sid Davis of the Cornerstone Housing Group will be asking the Mt. Pleasant Board of Adjustment for a special exception to rear yard setback regulations on the 1400 block of East Primrose Street. Davis will make his request during the board’s meeting Wednesday at 5 p.m. in City Hall. Davis’ request is the only item on the agenda.
    June 11, 2013 - Mt. Pleasant News
  • Do Legos need anger management? Figurines grumpier than ever, study says
    Do Lego Minifigures need an attitude adjustment?A team of academics who studied hundreds of the plastic people prized by children and collectors thinks a little anger management might be in order.In 1980, all the figurines that came in sets of interlocking bricks were "smileys" — with seemingly sunny personalities to match their bright yellow visages.But in the mid-1990s, only about 80 percent ...
    June 11, 2013 - MSNBC
  • Lego figurines grumpier than ever, study says
    Do Lego Minifigures need an attitude adjustment? A team of academics who studied hundreds of the plastic people prized by children and collectors thinks a little anger management might be in order.
    June 11, 2013 - MSNBC
Quotes

  • Andy Roddick in CBC.ca
    I had to make an adjustment,Roddick said. "Off of my serve, I had to start coming in and serving and volleying behind it."
  • Ben Bernanke in International Herald Tribune
    Much necessary economic and financial adjustment has already taken place, and monetary and fiscal policies are in train that should support a return to growth in the second half of this year and next year,Bernanke said.
  • Donald Rumsfeld in Reuters
    In my view it is time for a major adjustment. Clearly, what US forces are currently doing in Iraq is not working well enough or fast enough,Rumsfeld said in the classified memo, dated November 6.

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