• Adjustable Chisel-Gage.  Wooden Bench-Plane
    Adjustable Chisel-Gage. Wooden Bench-Plane
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj adjusted altered to accommodate to certain requirements or bring into a proper relation "an adjusted insurance claim","the car runs more smoothly with the timing adjusted"
    • adj adjusted adjusted to demands of daily living; showing emotional stability
    • adj adjusted (especially of garments) having the fit or style adjusted "for my wedding I had my mother's wedding dress altered to fit me"
    • adj adjusted having achieved a comfortable relation with your environment
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Woodworking Bench used at Pratt Institute, Showing Self-Adjusting Upright Vise Woodworking Bench used at Pratt Institute, Showing Self-Adjusting Upright Vise
A wrought-iron trammel used for hanging a pot from a fireplace crane. The adjustable hook made it possible to raise or lower the pot A wrought-iron trammel used for hanging a pot from a fireplace crane. The adjustable hook made it possible to raise...
Fine Adjustment Valve Fine Adjustment Valve
Adjustment of the Light Adjustment of the Light


  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails.”
  • Joseph Chilton Pearce
    Joseph Chilton Pearce
    “We are shaped by each other. We adjust not to the reality of a world, but to the reality of other thinkers.”
  • Adam Clayton Powell
    Adam Clayton Powell
    “Freedom is an internal achievement rather than an external adjustment.”
  • Sir Hugh Walpole
    Sir Hugh Walpole
    “Happiness comes from... some curious adjustment to life.”
  • Herbert Spencer
    “Life is the continuous adjustment of internal relations to external relations.”
  • Walter Benjamin
    “The adjustment of reality to the masses and of the masses to reality is a process of unlimited scope, as much for thinking as for perception.”


In literature:

The preliminary adjustment of air or oxygen supply will enable the change to a flame of maximum power to be made very quickly.
"On Laboratory Arts" by Richard Threlfall
He nodded curtly and adjusted a dial.
"The Best Made Plans" by Everett B. Cole
For almost a decade the subject had been discussed without an amicable adjustment.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 5, 1920" by Various
After the feet have been tied together it is time to adjust all the feathers become well rumpled in handling.
"Home Taxidermy for Pleasure and Profit" by Albert B. Farnham
By this means it is not necessary to adjust the square edge exactly coincident with the line, but a little way from it.
"Mechanical Drawing Self-Taught" by Joshua Rose
If his environment changes he must instantly adjust himself to the change.
"Natural Law in the Spiritual World" by Henry Drummond
Within five minutes Mike and Multhaus were making the proper adjustments on the external field circuits to adjust for the wobbling of the output.
"Unwise Child" by Gordon Randall Garrett
If you have the self-adjustable tube, it retains its place in the wound without further trouble after it is inserted.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
The minutes stretched out into the better part of half an hour before the sling was successfully adjusted about the tree-trunk.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum
Your device adjusted to the load and did not burn carbon.
"The Pirates of Ersatz" by Murray Leinster
The "funny items" are adjusted to his sense of humor.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
She has the rare art of harmonious adjustment, of being used to her clothes.
"Floyd Grandon's Honor" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
She asks us to agree to some suitable adjustment.
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
If they extend beyond the box on either side so much the better; greater lateral adjustment can then be made.
"Bromide Printing and Enlarging" by John A. Tennant
The migration was well under way before there was any organization to make an adjustment in this unusual situation.
"Negro Migration during the War" by Emmett J. Scott
Whispering Smith, at his side, had halted with the party, and the cowboy knelt to adjust his sights.
"Whispering Smith" by Frank H. Spearman
The tail may be adjusted by a similar plan.
"Primary Handwork" by Ella Victoria Dobbs
We can either adjust the capacity as we just did, or we can adjust the inductance.
"Letters of a Radio-Engineer to His Son" by John Mills
Dulaq sat and tried to blank out his mind while the meditechs adjusted the neurocontacts to his head and torso.
"The Dueling Machine" by Benjamin William Bova
For every tone produced there is a special adjustment throughout the entire vocal tract.
"The Voice" by Frank E. Miller

In poetry:

These are of greatest moment
To persons and to State,
Upon their wise adjustment
Must hang progression's fate.
"Needs And Powers" by Jared Barhite
Will my halo need adjusting
Or will it fit like a glove?
I better get my order in early
To the great shop up above.
"Hopeful" by Amelia Wire Holmes Aaron
First wash thy face, and comb thy hair,
Thy cravat then adjust with care,
Let all thy dress be clean and tight,
For that is pleasing to the sight.
"Mr. Prichard's Advice To His Son Samuel" by Rees Prichard
IN after days when grasses high
O'er-top the stone where I shall lie,
Though ill or well the world adjust
My slender claim to honour'd dust,
I shall not question nor reply.
"In After Days" by Henry Austin Dobson
Mr. Hezekiah Hinkle
Felt his brow begin to wrinkle,
And his pose assume a sad and solemn style;
But the Periwinkle trusted,
As the focus he adjusted,
That his customer would kindly try to smile.
"A Photographic Failure" by Carolyn Wells
But no: they let me laugh, and sing
My birthday song quite through, adjust
The last rose in my garland, fling
A last look on the mirror, trust
My arms to each an arm of theirs,
And so descend the castle-stairs-
"Count Gismond--Aix in Provence" by Robert Browning

In news:

The payment rate is based on a $22.40 trigger price, which was adjusted upward $5.46 due to sky-high feed costs.
Obama's Victory After Cyclical Adjustment.
Prestige™ Mighty Adjustable Super-Fine Dado /Groover Set.
The great Vilmos Zsigmond's sepia palette makes you wish you could adjust the tint knob, and what registers most powerfully in the low-angle shot of cops staring down at the Dahlia 's corpse are their snazzy hats.
'The Adjustment Bureau' review: Dapper dastards pose a threat in 'Inception'-like Damon thriller.
Thom Browne dresses like an insurance adjuster circa 1957, eats the same breakfast every day, and wears pants that are way too short.
The government's latest jobs report is out, so here's my usual monthly jobs chart, adjusted for population growth to show actual net job creation.
But a change in state procedure allows greater adjustment down the road.
Re-adjusting After Daylight Savings Time Ends.
Daylight savings time ends at 2 am Sunday, November 4, and residents will "fall back" one hour by adjusting their clocks to standard time.
Here we go once again trying to adjust to daylight savings time.
For most Americans, Daylight Savings Time ends this Sunday, November 4th, at 2 am as we adjust our clocks back 1 hour to Standard Time.
With daylight-saving time ushered in earlier this year, many are scrambling to adjust their inner clocks in anticipation -- and their eyes as they head into the morning sun.
The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Act.
Features such as micrometer-style cutter stylus adjustment, an emergency circuit breaker and sturdy castings – along with Super Jaw 2 vise jaws provide accurate key duplication time after time.

In science:

These waveforms are unequivocally determined once the transition time has been chosen so there are no free parameters to be adjusted in this comparison.
Modeling gravitational radiation from coalescing binary black holes
All this reached without any adjustable parameter.
Modeling gravitational radiation from coalescing binary black holes
The article begins with a review of the local reduction of an algebraic set to normal crossings according to [BM1] with certain comments that adjust the process with our purposes.
On certain generalized Hardy's inequalities and applications
Moreover, by means of adjusting probability densities f , g , and v from a proper class of functions, one can tune γin and γout to different values.
An Algorithm Generating Scale Free Graphs
Resulting curves are shown in 3: they are strictly identical to the mode-coupling fits included in Fig. 2 — except that the latter are multiplied by an amplitude AMC to adjust them to the arbitrary experimental intensity.
Structural Relaxation and Mode Coupling in a Simple Liquid: Depolarized Light Scattering in Benzene
An eighth parameter, the amplitude AMC is not part of the model, but needed to adjust it to the arbitrary experimental intensity scale; these amplitudes have already been discussed above (Sect. 4.2, Fig. 3).
Structural Relaxation and Mode Coupling in a Simple Liquid: Depolarized Light Scattering in Benzene
In what follows we adjust the RSE constants Ci to reproduce the center-of-gravity for baryons with a given flavor.
The doubly heavy baryons in the nonperturbative QCD approach
For a meaningful comparison the initial conditions for TTHM should first be adjusted in such a way that at least the multiplicity densities and spectral slopes for central collisions are similar in both models.
Elliptic Flow from a Transversally Thermalized Fireball
It is now easy to see in this case that the ensuing Potts model is simply the Ising model with an adjusted value of J .
The Random-Cluster Model
To provide stationarity of the time series under consideration, time intervals between EAS arrival times were adjusted to a joint value of atmospheric pressure equal to 742 mm Hg.
Nonlinear analysis of EAS clusters
By a jump process a cation may have left a well-adjusted environment and is surrounded by an energetically unfavorable environment.
Simple Lattice-Models of Ion Conduction: Counter Ion Model vs. Random Energy Model
The LED light was adjusted to bring the sumoutput of one PMT, whose voltage was set to yield a gain of 105 , to 450 ADC counts.
The CDF MiniPlug Calorimeters
We can think of the task of regulating the compound effect of multiple default rules as adjusting the set of relevant models by taking into account the default conclusions of all previously applied rules in the chain of reasoning.
Evaluating Defaults
We adjust its strength so that the radius of gyration Rg of a polymer of size N scales like N −1/d , where d is the dimensionality of the system.
Embedding a Native State into a Random Heteropolymer Model: The Dynamic Approach
Furthermore, naively, one might assume that by adjusting N (N − 1)/2 parameters one could imprint a native state more strongly than for models with only N parameters.
Embedding a Native State into a Random Heteropolymer Model: The Dynamic Approach