[self-uh-juhst-muh nt, self-]
  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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for self-adjustment

Historical Examples of self-adjustment

  • But this self-consciousness and self-adjustment to a given end is an element of strength and not of weakness.


    John Burroughs

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

    Religion and Science

    John Charlton Hardwick