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1. A tax deduction taken on a loss, especially on bad debt or accounts receivable that will likely not be collected. One is not liable for income that is not actually realized.

2. In insurance, a payment on a claim. For example, if one has homeowner's insurance and his/her house floods, he/she is entitled to an adjustment, so long as the insurance covers flooding. Arriving at the amount of the adjustment is a complex process and insurance companies employ full-time adjusters to investigate claims and determine what amount, if any, the adjustment should be.

3. In an adjustable-rate mortgage, a change in the interest rate paid on the mortgage. The adjustment may be upward or downward. See also: Adjustment frequency.
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The results of the study showed a significant difference in number of post insertion visits for occlusal adjustment between patients who had their dentures made using face-bow transfer as compared to patients with dentures made without face-bow transfer (Table 3).
The following parameters were evaluated: body condition score, incisor teeth format, EMC distance (before and after cheek teeth occlusal adjustment) and observed dysmastication (abnormal, slow or intermittent mastication, drop of food from the mouth or quidding).
The novel FGP technique described produces restorations with relatively normal occlusal anatomy, required minimal chairside occlusal adjustment, and were harmonious with the patient's existing bilateral group function occlusal scheme.
After this step, occlusal adjustment was executed in order to promote physiological contacts in maximum intercuspation and eccentric movements.
Occlusal adjustment decreases mechanical stimulation of sensitized nociceptors.7
The success of these restorations is linked to patient-related factors such as maintenance of proper oral hygiene and eating habits, and treatment plan-related factors such as occlusal adjustment and stability.
** If occlusal adjustment is necessary, this must be performed by the doctor, using a handpiece and a finishing bur.
After setting the excess acrylic material was carved off the margins finished and polished and reinserted for any occlusal adjustment and/or equil- ibration that might be needed prior to dismissal (fig 5-6).