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readjustment

[ree-uh-juhst-muh nt] /ˌri əˈdʒʌst mənt/
noun
1.
an act of readjusting or the state of being readjusted.
2.
Finance. a rearrangement in the financial structure of a corporation, usually less drastic than a reorganization.
Origin of readjustment
1765-1775
First recorded in 1765-75; readjust + -ment
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  • Reconstruction, readjustment, restoration all these must follow.

  • This was in part owing to the readjustment of seats according to the Reform Bill.

    The Grand Old Man Richard B. Cook
  • Now she was compelled to a readjustment: one worked in the night and slept in the day.

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • And while it was not at all likely, it was not wholly impossible that he might seek a readjustment.

    Dust Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
  • This readjustment of expectation is what we mean by matrimonial maturity.

  • Too sudden a change paralyzes; the mind must have time for readjustment.

    The King's Mirror Anthony Hope
  • Disbandment and readjustment, to a civil basis, was then in order.

    Between the Lines

    Henry Bascom Smith
  • There was to be no repudiation or readjustment of debts on the ground of inability to pay.

  • After they had ridden about a quarter of a mile Flatray made a readjustment of the rope.

    Brand Blotters William MacLeod Raine

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