re·​ad·​just·​ment | \ˌrē-ə-ˈjəs(t)-mənt \
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

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There has been a readjustment over the past three years. Julia Belluz, Vox, "How Silicon Valley got played by Theranos," 15 June 2018 With an artificial socket and limb, every 15 pounds mean a readjustment. Mike Jensen,, "Former Temple big man Ron Rollerson, having lost a leg, finds a new sport," 24 May 2018 Graham's unretouched photos send a powerful message: No matter the circumstances, every body belongs in the bathing suit of their choice, no readjustments necessary. Halie Lesavage, Glamour, "Ashley Graham's Latest Swimsuits For All Campaign Features Zero Retouching," 1 May 2018 By adopting a muted style and making a few cultural readjustments, Mr. Muilenburg banked a load of goodwill. Sam Walker, WSJ, "One Leader Sent Boeing Into a Hurricane; Landing It Was the Next Guy’s Job," 27 Apr. 2018 The Vet Center Combat Call Center is a 24-hour telephone line for combat veterans and their families to talk about their military experience or issues about readjustment to civilian life. Jeanette Steele,, "Caregiving for veterans who have PTSD, at any age," 24 Apr. 2018 But the new polling is alarming enough for the Left that the progressive group Priorities USA released a memo suggesting a readjustment. Rich Lowry, National Review, "Have Democrats Overplayed Their Trump Hand?," 16 Feb. 2018 Market participants are assessing whether the negative reaction to Thursday’s sale of five- and 10-year rate swaps was a turning point after months of falling yields, or just the readjustment of overstretched expectations. Marton Eder,, "The Questions Investors Are Asking After Hungary's Sell-Off," 24 Jan. 2018 Her mother died in November, 2000, and then Rieker went through a traumatic time of readjustment. 'sam' Boyer/special To,, "Rieker shares her caregiving experience in newly released book," 21 Jan. 2018

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1749, in the meaning defined above

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