adjustment noun

1 small change made

ADJ. delicate, fine, minor, slight, small | important, major, significant | appropriate, necessary | automatic | financial

VERB + ADJUSTMENT make The mechanic made the necessary adjustments to the engine. | need, require

PREP. ~ for a cut of 1.5% in real terms (after adjustment for inflation) | ~ in adjustments in the exchange rates | ~ to a few minor adjustments to the timetable

2 process of changing

ADJ. successful | emotional, personal, social

PREP. ~ to The company's adjustment to the new markets has been successful.

PHRASES a period of adjustment There was a long period of adjustment under the new boss. | the process of adjustment The process of adjustment to life in another country can be very difficult.