Adjustment is the similar to adaptation, especially in a social context , but usually implies a greater purposiveness and awareness on the part of the individual faced with environmental demands.

Webster Dictionary Meaning

1. Adjustment
- The act of adjusting, or condition of being adjusted; act of bringing into proper relations; regulation.
- Settlement of claims; an equitable arrangement of conflicting claims, as in set-off, contribution, exoneration, subrogation, and marshaling.
- The operation of bringing all the parts of an instrument, as a microscope or telescope, into their proper relative position for use; the condition of being thus adjusted; as, to get a good adjustment; to be in or out of adjustment.
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