Definition of 'adjustment'

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Example sentences containing 'adjustment'

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These guys are skilled enough and experienced enough to be able to make the small adjustments necessary. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Small adjustments can make a big difference. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The one simple tactical adjustment has changed how the team performs. The Sun (2016)Try it, then make or plant adjustments this spring. Times, Sunday Times (2017)It's about how they can make the adjustment from being a club player to an international player. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The stadium move requires adjustment. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You see the players who can make adjustments because we are making them uncomfortable, and they have to work their way through it. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A few small adjustments in your daily routine can make a huge difference to your wellbeing and you are ready to take control. The Sun (2017)They called me back, asked me to make some wiring adjustments and said I should wait a week. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We knew that an influx of new people would be a major adjustment. Christianity Today (2000)It will rather make change into a catastrophic threat instead of a gradual adjustment. Peter F. Drucker MANAGEMENT: task, responsibilities, practices (1974)The screens have raised awareness and prompted some companies to make small adjustments to office temperature. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Your roast will probably require some adjustment. Times, Sunday Times (2014)And this requires adjustment on your part. Steinberg, Laurence & Levine, Ann You and Your Adolescent: A Parents' Guide for Ages 10 to 20 (1990)All this may require painful political adjustments. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The change may simply be a matter of a small adjustment between the temperature of winter and summer. Radford, Tim & Leggett, Jeremy The Crisis of Life on Earth - our legacy from the second millenium (1990)Prices have increased significantly over the past few years so there is some room for a small adjustment. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Often it is only small adjustments that are needed to help doctors to stay in their current roles. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The damage to the banking system and the sheer scale of the fiscal adjustment required argue for a very weak recovery. Times, Sunday Times (2009)That's how you make adjustments in life. The Sun (2013)If use continues, the body makes physiological adjustments to the presence of the drug. McKenzie, James F. & Pinger, Robert R. An Introduction to Community Health (1995)In 1946 there had to be adjustments and many changes. Jane Brown TALES OF THE ROSE TREE: Ravishing Rhododendrons and their Travels Around the World (2004)We've now had to make major adjustments to our spending and are relying only on his income. The Sun (2009)Their ability to make this adjustment remains a major uncertainty,' the report said. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The adjustments Italy make to players' roles and positions within a match have proved beneficial. Times, Sunday Times (2012)

Synonyms of 'adjustment'

acclimatization, settling in, orientation, familiarization

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Translations for 'adjustment'

British English: adjustment /əˈdʒʌstmənt/ NOUN
An adjustment is a change that is made to something such as a machine or a way of doing something.
He will have to make major adjustments to his thinking.
  • American English: adjustment
  • Arabic: ضَبْط
  • Brazilian Portuguese: ajuste
  • Chinese: 调节
  • Croatian: prilagodba
  • Czech: úprava modifikace
  • Danish: justering
  • Dutch: aanpassing
  • European Spanish: ajuste
  • Finnish: säätö
  • French: ajustement
  • German: Anpassung
  • Greek: προσαρμογή
  • Italian: regolazione
  • Japanese: 調整
  • Korean: 조정
  • Norwegian: justering
  • Polish: skorygowanie
  • European Portuguese: ajuste
  • Romanian: adaptare
  • Russian: регулирование
  • Spanish: ajuste
  • Swedish: justering
  • Thai: การปรับเปลี่ยน
  • Turkish: ayarlama
  • Ukrainian: пристосування
  • Vietnamese: sự điều chỉnh


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