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noun ad·just·ment \ə-ˈjəs(t)-mənt\

Medical Definition of ADJUSTMENT

:  the act or process of adjusting: as a :  the process of modifying one's behavior in changed circumstances or an altered environment in order to fulfill psychological, physiological, and social needs b :  a functional and often transitory alteration by which an organism adapts to its immediate environment—compare adaptation 2b
:  a means (as a mechanism) by which things are adjusted one to another <adjustments for brightness>
ad·just·men·tal \ə-ˌjəs(t)-ˈment-əl, ˌaj-ˌəs(t)-\ adjective
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