self-adjustment

[ self-uh-juhst-muh nt, self- ]
/ ˈsɛlf əˈdʒʌst mənt, ˌsɛlf- /
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noun

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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples 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