adjusting

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adjusting

[ə′jəst·iŋ]
(engineering)
In measurement technology, setting or compensating a measuring instrument or a weight in such a way that the indicated value deviates as little as possible from the actual value.
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While Mary is adjusting her ideas," he continued, "let us return to Mr.
said he, sitting down beside the princess and hastily adjusting his lorgnette, as if without this instrument he could not begin to speak.
Granet, who had drawn for a moment apart and seemed to be adjusting the knots of his sling, turned to Thomson.
She had indeed given her master sufficient time to dress himself; for out of respect to him, and regard to decency, she had spent many minutes in adjusting her hair at the looking-glass, notwithstanding all the hurry in which she had been summoned by the servant, and though her master, for aught she knew, lay expiring in an apoplexy, or in some other fit.
Jeremiah watched his manner of adjusting it, with jealous eyes; tried it with his hands, to be sure that he had a firm hold of it; bade him for his life be careful what he was about; and then stole out on tiptoe to open the door for him.
Welland laid down his knife and fork and looked anxiously and incredulously across the luncheon- table at his wife, who, adjusting her gold eye-glasses, read aloud, in the tone of high comedy: "Professor and Mrs.
In the matter of love, as in all other affairs, he willingly assented to temporizing and adjusting terms; and a good supper, and an amiable tête-a-tête appeared to him, especially when he was hungry, an excellent interlude between the prologue and the catastrophe of a love adventure.
Rebecca's gifts had not been discovered save by the few, during the first year, when she was adjusting herself quietly to the situation.
Haidee was reclining upon soft downy cushions, covered with blue satin spotted with silver; her head, supported by one of her exquisitely moulded arms, rested on the divan immediately behind her, while the other was employed in adjusting to her lips the coral tube of a rich narghile, through whose flexible pipe she drew the smoke fragrant by its passage through perfumed water.
He opened the kit bag and oiled his wheel, putting graphite on the chain and adjusting the bearings.
Adjusting his spectacles he looked for a moment at the placard and then, turning away, strolled off muttering to himself: "Most remarkable--most remarkable
Automatically, his eyes were adjusting themselves to the brightness, focusing themselves to meet the increased distance of objects.