self-ad·​just·​ing ˌself-ə-ˈjə-stiŋ How to pronounce self-adjusting (audio)
: capable of adjusting itself
self-adjusting seats

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web It’s been a good year for small tools as this 6-inch self-adjusting wrench attests. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, 27 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1807, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of self-adjusting was in 1807

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Cite this Entry

“Self-adjusting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Mar. 2023.

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