re·​ad·​just·​ment ˌrē-ə-ˈjəs(t)-mənt How to pronounce readjustment (audio)
plural readjustments
: 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
: 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 That readjustment naturally forced a reckoning on the amount of investment in content production, marketing and distribution support for streaming platforms. Cynthia Littleton, Variety, 11 Oct. 2023 Others put it down the inevitable readjustment after bumper years in 2021 and 2022. Time, 28 June 2023 The electric motor provides eager acceleration from a stop with the slightest throttle input; jumping into the PHEV from a traditional GLE requires a little readjustment to avoid leaping away from a stoplight. Andrew Wendler, Car and Driver, 19 Apr. 2023 But the IceBeanie does without requiring any special positioning or constant readjustments. Sarah Bradley, Health, 6 Apr. 2023 If layoffs accelerate in the next few months, a recession–a readjustment to the end of the easy money policies of the past few years–will be underway. Murray Sabrin, Fortune, 27 Mar. 2023 Malone did note that his team hasn’t played at home since March 12, however, and hoped the readjustment to the altitude wouldn’t be too severe. Jim Owczarski, Journal Sentinel, 25 Mar. 2023 The waistband is thick for a snug, secure fit to nix those mid-workout readjustments. Sarah Madaus, SELF, 16 Mar. 2023 Further, the research from study co-authors Yi Yang and Xiaodong Song of Beijing's Pekin University indicates that the readjustment is part of a 60 to 70-year cycle in which the planet's inner-most core shifts its rotational direction every few decades or so. Brigid Kennedy, The Week, 24 Jan. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1749, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of readjustment was in 1749

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“Readjustment.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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