re·​ad·​just·​ment | \ ˌrē-ə-ˈjəs(t)-mənt How to pronounce readjustment (audio) \
plural readjustments

Definition of readjustment

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

Examples of readjustment in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The chances, however, for such a logical and passive readjustment by Iran are nil. Victor Davis Hanson, National Review, "Iran’s Options in a Showdown with America Are All Bad," 9 Jan. 2020 Many veterans nationwide continue to struggle with wartime experiences and the readjustment to civilian life. cleveland, "Independence Primary School Veterans Day ceremony honors former service members," 13 Nov. 2019 The memo specified that the minimum for counselors would be 30 readjustment counseling visits each week — six per day, based on a five-day workweek. NBC News, "Former therapist: VA is hurting mental health care for combat veterans at its Vet Centers," 3 Nov. 2019 Without an easy market to sell to, parts of the U.S. commodity market have been in price free fall or a period of readjustment, or they’re just broken. Michael Taylor,, "The recycling market is terrible! Sort your plastics carefully," 4 Oct. 2019 On Monday, the commission called for a sweeping readjustment of the global economy. Eric Roston, Fortune, "The Massive Cost of Not Adapting to Climate Change," 10 Sep. 2019 Culici said later that likely won’t happen because the devices must be within 250 feet of a center target, so any readjustment would be minimal. Lila Seidman, Glendale News-Press, "5G is coming to Glendale, but not all residents welcome the ‘superfast’ cell network," 5 Sep. 2019 Lucroy’s recovery from the readjustment — the surgery is a noninvasive procedure — and the concussion could keep him out of the Angels’ lineup for three weeks, manager Brad Ausmus said Sunday. Maria Torres,, "Angels catcher Jonathan Lucroy will have surgery to repair broken nose," 14 July 2019 The declines across stocks, bonds and commodities that had finished last year in the green reflect in part a healthy, albeit painful readjustment of expectations, some investors say. Michael Wursthorn, WSJ, "No Refuge for Investors as 2018 Rout Sends Stocks, Bonds, Oil Lower," 25 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of readjustment

1749, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Readjustment.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 19 January 2020.

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