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 bank further suggests that sales and hiring plans may have been too aggressive as the economy reopened, leading to the current moment of major readjustment. Colin Lodewick, Fortune, 27 May 2022 To avoid a difficult readjustment in the future, start looking at your budget with the addition of your student loan payments and begin to reclaim those dollars now. Cyrus Purnell, Forbes, 2 May 2022 Woolard was slightly more optimistic, seeing a bigger readjustment in the cards for later in the year. Tristan Bove, Fortune, 10 Feb. 2022 With price hikes threatening to hurt Mr. Erdogan ahead of elections next year, his administration has said it’s working on a possible readjustment or other measures to help people. The Christian Science Monitor, 11 Feb. 2022 The project manager and systems analyst must lead the project team in reestablishing the important work packages that need to be completed, prepare an investment readjustment proposal, and reevaluate team performance. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 4 Nov. 2021 Connaughton flew down earlier on Monday after clearing the health and safety protocol and similarly faced a rough readjustment to action, going 0-for-6 from the floor in 23 minutes. Jim Owczarski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10 Jan. 2022 That is a long time and leaves plenty of room for readjustment and renegotiation before these countries approach any of the agreement’s ambitious goals. Milton Ezrati, Forbes, 27 Dec. 2021 The isolation and deficiencies of remote learning have been followed by a challenging readjustment to campus. Los Angeles Times, 9 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of readjustment

1749, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Readjustment.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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