ad·​just·​ed ə-ˈjə-stəd How to pronounce adjusted (audio)
: accommodated to suit a particular set of circumstances or requirements
: having achieved an often specified and usually harmonious relationship with the environment or with other individuals
a well-adjusted schoolchild

Examples of adjusted in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On an adjusted basis, net profit—or net ordinary income—climbed 65% to €5.03 billion. Mauro Orru, WSJ, 7 Nov. 2023 The news followed Starbucks’s blowout earnings, where the company saw quarterly sales jump 11.4% to $9.37 billion and adjusted earnings of $1.06 per share (handily beating analyst estimates of 97 cents). Chris Morris, Fortune, 3 Nov. 2023 Discretionary income in this case is defined as the difference between one’s adjusted gross income and 225% of the federal poverty line as determined by a family’s size. Alia Wong, USA TODAY, 23 Aug. 2023 The increase in adjusted EBITDA was primarily offset by higher interest and tax expenses, the group said. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 14 Nov. 2023 The company reported revenue of $9.2 billion and adjusted profit of $2.27 per share compared to the consensus estimates of $9.2 billion in sales and $2.23 earnings per share. Trefis Team, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2023 Endeavor reported revenue of $1.34 billion in Q3, and had a net loss of $116 million, with adjusted EBITDA of $311.6 million. Alex Weprin, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 Nov. 2023 Baltimore City Schools will continue to have schools without air conditioning or whose air conditioning is under repair on an adjusted schedule for the rest of the week. Dillon Mullan, Baltimore Sun, 7 Sep. 2023 The fast-food chain's stock rose after its quarterly sales and adjusted profit beat analysts' expectations. Anna Hirtenstein, WSJ, 30 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History


from past participle of adjust

First Known Use

1662, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of adjusted was in 1662

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“Adjusted.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

Medical Definition


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