ETYM Cf. French ajustement. Related to Adjust.
1. Making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances; SYN. accommodation, fitting.
2. The act of adjusting something to match a standard; SYN. registration, readjustment.
3. The act of adjusting something to match a standard
4. The process of adapting to something (such as environmental conditions)
5. An amount added or deducted on the basis of qualifying circumstances
The act of checking or adjusting (by comparison with a standard) the accuracy of a measuring instrument; SYN. standardization, standardisation.
The comparison of transducer voltage outputs against the outputs of a reference standard.
The preparation of a usable scale on a measuring instrument. A mercury thermometer, for example, can be calibrated with a Celsius scale by noting the heights of the mercury column at two standard temperatures—the freezing point (0şC) and boiling point (100şC) of water—and dividing the distance between them into 100 equal parts and continuing these divisions above and below.
ETYM Latin justificatio: cf. French justification. Related to Justify.
1. A statement in explanation of some action or belief.
2. Something (such as a fact or circumstance) that shows an action to be reasonable or necessary.
3. The act of justifying.
In printing and word processing, the arrangement of text so that it is aligned with either the left or right margin, or both.
Left-justified text has lines of different length that are perfectly aligned with the left margin but not with the right margin. The left margin is straight but the right margin is uneven, or ragged. Right-justified text, normally only used for columns of numbers, has lines of different length that are perfectly aligned with the right margin but not with the left margin. The right margin is straight but the left margin is ragged. Fully justified text has lines of the same length that are perfectly aligned with both the left and the right margins. Both margins are even. Many word processors can automatically produce fully justified text by inserting extra spaces between the words in each line, or by adjusting the spacing between the letters (microspacing).