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v. ad·justed, ad·justing, ad·justs
1. In chiropractic medicine, to manipulate (the spine and other body structures) to treat disorders and restore normal function of the nervous system.
2. To decide how much is to be paid on (an insurance claim).

ad·just′a·ble adj.
ad·just′a·bly adv.
ad·just′er, ad·jus′tor n.


(ă-jŭst′) [Fr. ajuster, to gauge]
1. To adapt to a different environment; to cope with new conditions or stressors.
2. To change or modify something, esp. to improve its function or condition.
3. To manipulate a part of the body, e.g., with physical force.


To reshape a dental prosthesis, restoration, or oral appliance to improve effectiveness, function, or appearance.

adjust (əjust´),

v to make correspondent, comfortable, or to fit.
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If so, the 65-day election presents significant new opportunities for trustees who exercise the power to adjust or who have the authority to make discretionary principal distributions and the authority they need over capital gain.
The regulations contain no examples of allocating capital gain under a power to adjust.
16336(a)(3) requires the trustee to determine, after considering the trust's terms, that the trustee is unable to fulfill its duties to treat all beneficiaries impartially, absent the power to adjust.
A trustee can execute the power to adjust by setting a target-level payment for the income beneficiary.
If the income earned on this portfolio falls below the established amount, the trustee would use the power to adjust and invade the principal for the shortfall.
The GDC adjusts haul-off speed or extruder rpm so that the material on the roll is at the desired weight regardless of changes in production rate.
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For Adjust 5, our challenge was to make it better without taking anything away from the success of the previous version.
Adjust die restrictor bar, keeping all the bolts tight.
Adjust die temperatures to optimize flow uniformity from die.