If you have to make changes to something, you make a readjustment. You make readjustments all the time — like when you lower the bike seat for your little sister or set your clock forward for daylight saving time.

The noun readjustment refers to the act of recalibrating something to match a standard. If you are a scientist, you may be constantly making readjustments to your instruments in order to obtain accurate data. If you’re at home, you may have to make some readjustments to your television recording device. The clock is set wrong again and it keeps cutting off the end of your favorite shows, which is super annoying.

Definitions of readjustment
  1. noun

    the act of adjusting again (to changed circumstances)

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    type of:

    accommodation, adjustment, fitting

    making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances

  2. noun

    the act of adjusting something to match a standard

    adjustment, registration
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    the act of adjusting or aligning the parts of a device in relation to each other

    the accurate adjustment of the line of sight of a telescope

    an adjustment of the intervals (as in tuning a keyboard instrument) so that the scale can be used to play in different keys

    adjustments made to an engine to improve its performance
    synchronisation, synchronising, synchronization, synchronizing

    an adjustment that causes something to occur or recur in unison

    the act of adjusting an organ pipe (or wind instrument) so that it conforms to the standards of tone and pitch and color
    equal temperament

    the division of the scale based on an octave that is divided into twelve exactly equal semitones

    the alignment of the wheels of a motor vehicle closer together at the bottom than at the top

    the alignment of the front wheels of a motor vehicle closer together at the front than at the back
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    calibration, standardisation, standardization

    the act of checking or adjusting (by comparison with a standard) the accuracy of a measuring instrument

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