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self-adjustment

[self-uh-juhst-muh nt, self-] /ˈsɛlf əˈdʒʌst mənt, ˌsɛlf-/
noun
1.
adjustment of oneself or itself, as to the environment.
2.
the process of resolving one's problems or reactions to stress without outside intervention.
Origin of self-adjustment
1915-1920
1915-20
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  • But this self-consciousness and self-adjustment to a given end is an element of strength and not of weakness.

    Whitman John Burroughs
  • An embryo, when cut in half, displays remarkable powers of self-adjustment and continued development.

    Religion and Science John Charlton Hardwick

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