ad·​just·​ed | \ ə-ˈjə-stəd How to pronounce adjusted (audio) \

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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Recent Examples on the Web This led to a 28% y-o-y decline in the adjusted net income to $2.8 billion. Trefis Team, Forbes, 13 May 2022 Aduhelm expenses dragged down the company's quarterly results and Biogen fell short of Wall Street projections, reporting adjusted net income of $535 million, or $3.62 per share. CBS News, 3 May 2022 Tesla posted record profits once again yesterday, earning an adjusted income of $3.7 billion for the first quarter of 2022, much higher than the $2.6 billion forecast by analysts surveyed by Refinitiv. Alexandra Meeks, CNN, 21 Apr. 2022 Tyson’s adjusted operating income for the year was $4.22 billion, entitling executives to 200% of their payout amounts, according to the filing. Kristin Broughton, WSJ, 3 Feb. 2022 On an adjusted basis, CVS operating margins expanded over 100 bps to 5.4% in Q4. Trefis Team, Forbes, 3 May 2022 On an adjusted basis, excluding certain items like the conflict in Ukraine, Pepsi had per-share earnings of $1.29, better than the analyst estimate of $1.23. WSJ, 26 Apr. 2022 On an adjusted basis, earnings were 63 cents per share, beating analysts’ estimates of 59 cents per share, according to Zacks Investment Research. Lorraine Mirabella, Baltimore Sun, 29 Mar. 2022 On an adjusted basis, only once in their past six games have the Hoosiers averaged better than 1 point per possession, per Ken Pomeroy. Zach Osterman, The Indianapolis Star, 15 Feb. 2022 See More

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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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19 May 2022

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“Adjusted.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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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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