Adjustment (from late Latin ad-juxtare, derived from juxta, near, but early confounded with a supposed derivation from Justus, right) means regulating, adapting or settling in a variety of contexts:

  • Adjustment (law) has several meanings; many relate to insurance, contracts, or the resolution of disputes
  • In engineering, mathematics, and geodesy, the optimal parameter estimation of a mathematical model so as to best fit a data set. The most important method is the least squares adjustment, found by Carl Friedrich Gauss.
  • In metrology, the set of operations carried out on an instrument in order that it provides given indications corresponding to given values of the measurand.
  • In psychology, the behavioural process of balancing conflicting needs, or needs against obstacles in the environment. Humans and animals regularly do this, for example, when they are stimulated by their physiological state to seek food, they eat (if possible) to reduce their hunger and thus adjust to the hunger stimulus. Adjustment disorder occurs when there is an inability to make a normal adjustment to some need or stress in the environment.
  • In statistics, it is the compensation for confounding variables

Other articles related to "adjust":

Spinner (computing)
... widget in a GUI, typically oriented vertically, with which a user may adjust a value in an adjoining text box by either clicking on an up or down arrow, or by holding an arrow down, causing the value ... the spinner, allowing the user to use the spinner to adjust the value, or to type the value into the text box ... slider in that a spinner is typically used to adjust a value without changing the format of the display or the other information on the screen ...
Guqin Tunings - Method of Tuning
... The qin is tuned using the tuning pegs to adjust the pitch ... The method of finding to right pitch to adjust to is straight forward ... pressing on another string at the correct position and adjust if they sound different ...
Touch-move Rule - Adjusting Pieces
... If a player wishes to adjust the pieces on their squares without being required to move or capture the piece, he can announce jā€™adoube, (French I adjust), or words to that effect ... A player may adjust a piece in this way only when it is his turn to move ...
Lysogeny Broth - Preparation - Adjusting The PH
... Prior to autoclaving, some labs adjust the pH of LB to 7.5 or 8 with sodium hydroxide ... to the pH during bacteria cultivation.To get around this some labs prefer to adjust the pH with 5-10 mmol/L TRIS buffer, diluted from 1 mol/l TRIS stock at ... However, it is not absolutely necessary to adjust the pH for most situations ...

Famous quotes containing the word adjust:

    ... the wife of an executive would be a better wife had she been a secretary first. As a secretary, you learn to adjust to the boss’s moods. Many marriages would be happier if the wife would do that.
    Anne Bogan, U.S. executive secretary. As quoted in Working, book 1, by Studs Terkel (1973)

    Don’t tie your shoes in a melon patch, and don’t adjust your hat under a plum tree.
    Chinese proverb.

    My bad head cannot adjust itself to the way things are.... If I want to depict spring, it has to be in wintertime; if I want to describe a beautiful landscape, I must be enclosed within walls; and I have said a hundred times that if I were put in the Bastille, there I would paint a picture of liberty.
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712–1778)