readjustment

[ ree-uh-juhst-muhnt ]
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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

1
First recorded in 1765–75; readjust + -ment

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How to use readjustment in a sentence

  • The third day, he criticized a pose of Belle Shalers, and rose to superintend the readjustment.

    The Woman Gives | Owen Johnson
  • But eventually some experience will reveal to them the pettiness of their estimate, and a readjustment of values is made.

    The Leaven in a Great City | Lillian William Betts
  • The discussion is bound to shake the whole world to its very center, and to result in a considerable readjustment of theories.

  • It was not merely the financial relations of Canada with the United Kingdom which required readjustment.

    The Canadian Dominion | Oscar D. Skelton
  • Yes, David, it will be hard—readjustment is hard—it is sometimes so much easier to go on, no matter what we have to bear.

    The Wasted Generation | Owen Johnson