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adjustment

[ə′jəst·mənt]
(geodesy)
The determination and application of corrections to orthometric differences of elevation or to orthometric elevations to make the elevation of all bench marks consistent and independent of the circuit closures.
The placing of detail or control stations in their positions relative to other detail or control stations.
(psychology)
The process of mental change to allow an individual to function harmoniously with his environment.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Adjustment

 

the aggregate of operations concerning the preparation, tooling, regulation, and tuning of a machine, with the aim of ensuring its performance under predetermined conditions during a definite time interval (an hour, shift, or day; the period of durability of the tool or the period for processing a set of parts). Adjustment is a part of the production process.

Adjustments are usually performed after assembly of machines (after installation) or after a temporary stoppage because of malfunction (breakdown, wear, decrease in rigidity, loss of precision, and so on). Adjustment is performed on machine tools, measuring instruments, electrical and radio equipment, transportation equipment, and tools, as well as their aggregates (for example, a transportation system or a flow production line).

The cost of adjustments may be decreased by using standardized elements and automatic adjustment devices. Adjustment costs have been reduced to a minimum for machines with programmed control and automatic control systems.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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On top of the leather and climate control, the driver's seat has electric adjustment, there's cruise control - very useful on the motorway - folding mirrors and the front seats are heated for those cold mornings.
Standard features over the SE include electric adjustment of the half-leather front seats, six-disc CD autochanger, rear parking aid, a multi-function colour display screen and a Bluetooth handsfree telephone kit.
The programmable sports seats with 14-way electric adjustment mean there'll be a comfortable setting for everyone and other standard kit includes an eight-inch touchscreen with satnav, digital radio, Bluetooth, aircon, cruise control and a rear spoiler that rises at the flick of a switch.
The entry-level Active variants offers electric adjustment for the wing mirrors as standard, while the Ambition variants feature electrically foldable mirrors and the top-spec variant Style features auto-dimming interior rear-view mirror, cooled glove box and rain-sensing wipers as standard.
And talking of winter, the latest version now comes with heated Milano leather-upholstered seats with electric adjustment, so you can get your driving position just right.
Doors open upwards when released and occupants drop into the thin but comfortable and sculptured seats with their electric adjustment and a powered steering column.
The standard spec also includes LED running lights, emergency tyre inflation kit (although I must admit I would have been happier with a spare wheel), cruise control and electric adjustment to the drivers seat.
The interior is superb, featuring leather seats with heating, air conditioning and electric adjustment.
The rangetopping SEL model which adds the likes of cruise control, six-way driver's seat electric adjustment, electric windows all round, eight-speaker radio/CD player with six-disc autochanger, rain sensor and automatic dimming interior rear view mirrors, dusk sensor with automatic driving lights, heated windscreen washer jets, heated front seats and alcantra leather upholstery.
The higher SE trim raises prices by pounds 1,360 and adds cruise control, electric adjustment for the driver's seat, rear electric windows, exterior chrome trim and some leather inside