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

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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 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

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First Known Use of readjustment

1749, in the meaning defined above

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