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readjustment

[ree-uh-juhst-muh nt]
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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

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.

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    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.