readjustment

noun re·ad·just·ment \ ˌrē-ə-ˈjəs(t)-mənt \
|Updated on: 4 Jun 2018

Definition of readjustment

plural readjustments
1 : the act or process of adjusting something again
  • undertook a readjustment of her life goals
  • A below-the-knee prosthesis is priced at between $10,000 and $20,000, and then there's the constant attention and ongoing readjustments needed to keep the prosthesis operational.
  • —Ronald J. Glasser
  • Sustained speculation may advance an upward price spiral, but bitcoin has already experienced several price readjustments in recent years.
  • —John Nugent
2 : the act or process of adjusting or adapting oneself again
  • a soldier's readjustment to civilian life
  • Even if new professions come along to compensate for the losses, they will probably require much more creativity and flexibility. It is far from certain that a 50-year-old cashier or bus driver will be able to make the necessary readjustment.
  • —Yuval Harari

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First Known Use of readjustment

1749

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