There is a kind of similarity between "selection" and "adjustment": When we have 5 options, and we "select" one option, we are "narrowing down out of 5 options, which one we will get in the end"
But when we have an existing object, say a house, and we "adjust" the house to be different, we are also "narrowing down out of all possible houses that could result from all possible adjustments, which one we will get in the end"
Is there a word that captures both of these connotations?
- I have ___en the final version of the design. I first chose one out of the 5 basic designs, and then adjusted it according to our needs". Another: "I have ____en a design, but I'm not sure yet whether its the right one. I chose one out of the 5 basic designs, and adjusted it somewhat, but not sure if it should be adjusted more.
Edit: people still seem confused as to what exactly adjustment and selection have to do with each other: they are both ways of narrowing down to get to one out of a larger set of possibillities. With selection you choose one out of "pre-existing" set of possibillities, but with adjustment you narrow it down to one out of a set of possibilities (namely all possible outcomes that result from some kind of adjustment to a pre-existing object).
So the common characteristic is "narrowing down to one out of a set of possibillities"