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noun [countable/uncountable]     adjustment pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    a change in something that makes it better, more accurate, or more effective

    The upward adjustment in salaries reflects the current rate of inflation.

    make adjustments:

    We’ll see how this schedule works; then we’ll make adjustments as necessary.

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  2. 2
    a change that someone makes in their behaviour or attitude
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  3. 3
    science the way in which you focus a microscope. Fine adjustment gives you a focus that shows a lot of detail very clearly , and coarse adjustment gives you a focus that does not show so much detail clearly.


to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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