[ self-uh-juhst-muhnt, self- ]
/ ˈsɛlf əˈdʒʌst mənt, ˌsɛlf- /


adjustment of oneself or itself, as to the environment.
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. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for self-adjustment

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

    Religion and Science|John Charlton Hardwick
  • But this self-consciousness and self-adjustment to a given end is an element of strength and not of weakness.

    Whitman|John Burroughs