Definition of adjustment


  • making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances. Synonyms: accommodation, fitting.
  • the act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment). Synonyms: alteration, modification.
  • the act of adjusting something to match a standard. Synonyms: readjustment, registration.
  • the process of adapting to something (such as environmental conditions). Synonyms: adaptation, adaption.
  • an amount added or deducted on the basis of qualifying circumstances; "an allowance for profit". Synonyms: allowance.

Related words

acclimation, acclimatisation, acclimatization, accommodation, adaptation, alignment, collimation, deduction, differentiation, discount, domestication, habituation, laxation, loosening, readjustment, shakedown, specialisation, specialization, synchronisation, synchronising, synchronization, synchronizing, tare, temperament, tightening, tune, voicing.

Rhymes with adjustment


Start with adjustment

adjustments, adjustmental.

End with adjustment

maladjustment, readjustment, overadjustment.

More information about adjustment

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Scrabble and Words With Friends points

  • adjustment is a valid Scrabble US word, worth 20 points
  • adjustment is a valid Scrabble UK word, worth 20 points
  • adjustment is a valid Words With Friends word, worth 25 points
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