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self-adjustment

[self-uh-juhst-muh nt, self-]
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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

First recorded in 1915–20
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Historical Examples

  • 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