from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Arranged or changed so as to match, conform, or function, especially in a specified way: an improperly adjusted scale.
  • adj. Having achieved psychological balance, especially regarding others or the demands of everyday life: a poorly adjusted teenager.

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of adjust.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. accommodated to certain requirements.
  • adj. having become accustomed [to surroundings, a situation. etc.]
  • adj. so tuned as to allow modulation into other keys.
  • adj. adjusted to produce a clear image; -- of an optical system (e.g. eye or opera glasses)

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  • adj. (especially of garments) having the fit or style adjusted
  • adj. having achieved a comfortable relation with your environment
  • adj. adjusted to demands of daily living; showing emotional stability
  • adj. altered to accommodate to certain requirements or bring into a proper relation


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  • An additional limitation associated with the use of this measure is that the term "adjusted OIBDA" does not have a standardized meaning.

  • The term "adjusted EBITDA" refers to a financial measure that we define as net income less provision for taxes, depreciation expense, amortization expense, stock-based compensation expense, interest and other income expense, net.

  • The term "adjusted net income" refers to a financial measure that we define as net income adjusted for amortization expense and stock-based compensation expense, net of estimated taxes.

  • The term "adjusted diluted net income per share" refers to a financial measure that we define as adjusted net income divided by weighted average diluted shares outstanding.

  • We use the term adjusted gross margin percentage to refer to total revenue, as adjusted, less total cost of product and service revenue and total cost of research and development contract revenue as a percentage of total revenues, as adjusted.

  • We use the term "adjusted earnings per share" or "adjusted EPS" to refer to GAAP earnings per share excluding amortization of intangible assets, impairment charges and restructuring and severance costs.

  • The term "adjusted net income" refers to net income excluding the net of tax effect share-based compensation expense; amortization of acquisition-related intangibles; costs associated with acquisitions; and fair value adjustments made to the Company's acquisition-related earn out liabilities.


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