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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For the six months ended March 31, 2018, our net income was $13.1 million and our adjusted EBITDA was $50.5 million. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, "Sonos files for IPO, positions its products as alternatives to screen addiction," 6 July 2018 It also would have led immediately to greater scale, diversification and adjusted earnings, Broadcom said at the time. Miriam Gottfried, WSJ, "Broadcom Shares Sink as Latest Deal Puzzles Wall Street," 12 July 2018 And spending minimums are based on the actual cap ($177.2 million this year), not the adjusted cap including carryover amounts, which for seven teams is over $190 million this year. Andrew Brandt,, "How NFL and NBA Contracts Differ, and What NFL Players Can Do to Change It," 10 July 2018 Other airlines have similar policies or rely on the DOT's adjusted mistake fare policy when the airline decide not to honor these specific fares. Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, "What Booking a 'Mistake Fare' Really Means," 22 June 2018 Since last September, researchers have debated whether an upward expansion of the carbon budget was justified, some of them challenging particular methods the researchers used to arrive at the adjusted budget. Chelsea Harvey, Scientific American, "World Has Only 20 Years to Meet Ambitious 1.5-Degree C Warming Threshold," 19 June 2018 The real estate firm has also committed to a profit-sharing agreement amounting to annual payments of 1.5 percent of its adjusted net cash flow. Jennifer Van Grove,, "Education Board to vote on replacing Scripps school with luxury apartments," 18 June 2018 Crosstown rival General Motors, by contrast, is up roughly 34 percent in the past year on an adjusted based. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, "Will Ford's Detroit train station purchase spark its stock price?," 15 June 2018 The adjusted budget forecast prepared for the board Tuesday was prompted by legal requirements to make public a three-year budget proposal. Howard Blume,, "L.A. Unified unveils plan to forestall budget crisis a little longer," 13 June 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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