adjustment


adjustment
1. In dentistry, any modification made upon a fixed or removable prosthesis during or after its insertion to perfect its adaptation and function. 2. SYN: adaptation (6). 3. A summarizing procedure for a statistical measure in which the effects of differences in composition of the populations being compared have been minimized by statistical methods.
- occlusal a. modification of the occluding and incising surfaces of teeth to develop harmonious relationships between these surfaces.

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ad·just·ment ə-'jəs(t)-mənt n
1) the act or process of adjusting: as
a) the process of modifying one's behavior in changed circumstances or an altered environment in order to fulfill psychological, physiological, and social needs
b) a functional and often transitory alteration by which an organism adapts to its immediate environment compare ADAPTATION (2b)
2) a means (as a mechanism) by which things are adjusted one to another <\adjustments for brightness>
ad·just·men·tal ə-.jəs(t)-'ment-əl, .aj-.əs(t)- adj

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ad·just·ment (ə-justґmənt) 1. the act or process of modification of physical parts made in response to changing conditions. 2. in psychology, the relative degree of harmony between an individual's needs and the requirements of the environment. 3. a modification made in a denture after its completion and insertion in the mouth. 4. the mechanism for raising and lowering the tube of a microscope to bring the object being examined into focus. 5. in chiropractic, any of a number of manual and mechanical interventions, most often applied to the spine, in which controlled and directed forces are applied to a joint in order to correct structural dysfunction and restore normal nerve function. Called also manipulation and spinal manipulation.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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