- 1 [with object] Alter or move (something) slightly in order to achieve the desired fit, appearance, or result: he smoothed his hair and adjusted his tie the interest rate should be adjusted for inflationMore example sentences
- Furthermore, all analyses were statistically adjusted for intervention and control status.
- The seat height was adjusted for each individual before each test using a standardized method.
- The standard errors of the model estimates were adjusted for the clustering of patients within hospitals.
- 1.1 [no object] Permit small alterations or movements so as to allow a desired fit, appearance, or result to be achieved: a harness that adjusts to the correct fitMore example sentences
- It continually adjusts to the owner's driving preferences, tuning itself to provide more power on demand for better fuel economy.
- Length is adjusted by loosening the knurled locking collar only a halt turn, after which the post adjusts to the desired height and is secured by another half turn of the locking collar.
- The handset is dominated by a 176 mm X 320 mm colour display screen that adjusts to the users' hand movements to allow for tilting, scrolling and zooming.
- 1.2 [no object] Adapt or become used to a new situation: she must be allowed to grieve and to adjust in her own way his eyes had adjusted to semidarknessMore example sentences
- By the time we got to the car I had already adjusted to my new situation.
- I am frankly filled with admiration at the way in which Australians have reacted and adjusted to this new situation.
- And Minnesotans seem adjusted to the taxes, calling their state high tax, high service.
- 2 [with object] Assess (loss or damages) when settling an insurance claim.More example sentences
- We are aware that loss adjusting and economic damage calculation is not an exact science at all but as a relative indicator it can work very well.
- It ought not to have been and his claim should be adjusted accordingly.
- If serious wheat streak is suspected, growers must contact their insurance agent so fields can be adjusted.
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- More than 35,000 insurance adjusters are working statewide handling more than 1-million claims filed from the first three storms.
- The front seats provide height adjusters as well as lumbar support and armrests on both sides.
- Did they send an adjuster out to look at your car?
early 17th century (in the senses 'harmonize discrepancies' and 'assess (loss or damages)'): from obsolete French adjuster, from Old French ajoster 'to approximate', based on Latin ad- 'to' + juxta 'near'.