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self-adjustment

[ self-uh-juhst-muhnt, self- ]

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.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of self-adjustment1

First recorded in 1915–20

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Example Sentences

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

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

But Gabriel could not imitate this comfortable self-adjustment to surroundings.

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