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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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It would show the poverty rate, which is indexed to the CPI, to be lower than the current numbers (starting from 1973, adjusting the CPI would have lowered the poverty line by over 12 percent by 1995).
The underwriters expect to deliver the Series D Adjusting Rate Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock to purchasers on or about November 21, 2006.
The adjusting of the holding company's ICR, debt and shelf ratings does not reflect any changes in the creditworthiness or the financial fundamentals of the organization.
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4% when adjusting equity for 50% of goodwill) at March 31, 2006, which is considered moderate.
After adjusting total adjusted capital for capital required to support the variable annuity business, Fitch believes that adjusted RBC is in the 360%-370% range.