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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 It might be outdated or ideologically biased.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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Patients who needed only occlusal adjustments after delivery of their dentures and did not present with any other complaints like esthetics, gagging, looseness due to faults in impression surface or under or over extended peripheries etc.
Number of appointments after the delivery of denture for the purpose of occlusal adjustments were noted from the patient record and tabulated.
Within the limitations of this study it can be concluded that there is a significant difference in post insertion visits of RCDs made with and without face bow record for occlusal adjustments. Face-bow transfer record in the fabrication of removable complete denture reduces the number of post insertion visits for occlusal adjustments and hence saves valuable time of the dentist and the patient.
Occlusal adjustments were carried out at the bisque stage and occlusal scheme was established.
Success rates of 70% to 90% have been reported for stabilization splint therapy often accompanied by occlusal adjustments and restorative dental treatment.
Occlusal adjustments (grinding) should be performed whenever necessary during all of the above stages.