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adjustment

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noun ad·just·ment \ə-ˈjəs(t)-mənt\

Medical Definition of adjustment

  1. 1:  the act or process of adjusting: asa:  the process of modifying one's behavior in changed circumstances or an altered environment in order to fulfill psychological, physiological, and social needsb:  a functional and often transitory alteration by which an organism adapts to its immediate environment—compare adaptation 2b

  2. 2:  a means (as a mechanism) by which things are adjusted one to another <adjustments for brightness>

  3. 3chiropractic :  the manual or mechanical manipulation of a joint (especially of the spine) in which a controlled force is applied to the joint

adjustmental \ə-ˌjəs(t)-ˈment-əl, ˌaj-ˌəs(t)-\play adjective




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