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Adjustment

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Adju'stment. n.s. [adjustement, Fr.]

  1. Regulation; the act of putting in method; settlement.

    The farther and clearer adjustment of this affair, I am constrained to adjourn to the larger treatise. Woodward's Nat. Hist.<

  2. The state of being put in method, or regulated.

    It is a vulgar idea we have of a watch or clock, when we conceive of it as an instrument made to shew the hour: but it is a learned idea which the watch-maker has of it, who knows all the several parts of it, together with the various connexions and adjustments of each part. Watts's Logick.

Sources: Watts, Isaac (117) · Woodward, John (78)

Attributes: French (385) · Noun Substantive (1269)

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