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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Though GameStop's adjusted earnings were better than expected, the plunge in sales suggests the company can't pull out of its decline. Bloomberg Wire, Dallas News, "GameStop's poor sales raise fears it's out of step with modern video gaming," 5 June 2019 Best Buy reported first-quarter adjusted earnings of $1.02 a share, above analysts’ estimates of 86 cents a share, and revenue of $9.14 billion, in line with estimates.... Elizabeth Winkler, WSJ, "Best Buy Is a Bargain," 23 May 2019 The mayor of South Bend, Ind., and his husband, Chasten, reported an adjusted gross income of $152,643 in 2018 and paid $20,136 for an effective tax rate of 13%. Richard Rubin, WSJ, "Pete Buttigieg Releases Tax Returns," 30 Apr. 2019 The company now projects earnings of $13.80 to $14.05 a share and adjusted earnings of $14.50 to $14.75 a share. Anna Wilde Mathews, WSJ, "UnitedHealth Boosts Profit Targets After Upbeat First Quarter," 16 Apr. 2019 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

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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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