Definition of adjusted

1 : accommodated to suit a particular set of circumstances or requirements
2 : having achieved an often specified and usually harmonious relationship with the environment or with other individuals a well-adjusted schoolchild

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On Tuesday, the company reported fourth-quarter adjusted earnings of $1.53 a share, beating analyst estimates of $1.52 a share, and revenue of $22.98 billion, topping expectations of $22.96 billion. Elizabeth Winkler, WSJ, "Target Hits the Bull’s Eye," 5 Mar. 2019 Reduction of the adjusted gross income (AGI) threshold for the medical expense deduction to 7.5 percent — only for 2017 (yes, retroactively) and 2018. Erin Arvedlund,, "Taxes in Philly? La Colombe's Todd Carmichael wants to pay more," 23 Apr. 2018 In their re-analysis, the investigators statistically adjusted data on 390 people who happened to be household members but whose diets were not randomly assigned. New York Times, "That Huge Mediterranean Diet Study Was Flawed. But Was It Wrong?," 13 June 2018 When various losses are included, Nixon's adjusted income drops even more., "Cynthia Nixon’s Tax Returns Show $1.5 Million Income, $53,000 in Donations," 4 May 2018 The Tigers are a veteran team that start five upperclassmen and are powered by their defense, which currently ranks 11th in adjusted efficiency, a big step up from 86th last season. Molly Geary,, "Power Rankings: Villanova Reclaims Top Spot as Purdue, West Virginia Continue to Climb," 10 Jan. 2018 Ford on Wednesday pegged adjusted earnings for the fourth quarter at 30 cents a share, 2 cents below analysts’ estimates, and for the full year at $1.30 a share. Allison Prang, WSJ, "Ford Gives Earnings Warning, Offers Less-Bullish 2019 Outlook," 16 Jan. 2019 Separately, Bristol-Myers said Thursday its earnings per share guidance for 2019 will be in the range of $3.75 to $3.85 and forecast its adjusted earnings per share will range from $4.10 to $4.20. Aisha Al-muslim, WSJ, "Bristol-Myers Squibb to Acquire Celgene for About $74 Billion," 3 Jan. 2019 Kroger’s reported adjusted earnings of $394 million, or 48 cents per diluted share, when accounting for its investment in the Ocado Group PLC online grocery firm. Heather Haddon, WSJ, "Kroger’s Profit Squeezed by Investments to Transform Business," 6 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of adjusted

1662, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for adjusted

from past participle of adjust

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Medical Definition of adjusted

: having achieved an often specified and usually harmonious relationship with the environment or with other individuals a happy, adjusted schoolchild

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