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1. acclimation by someone to occupational and residential conditions within their community and family, particularly with regard to cultural interactions with those with whom regular personal contact is required. 2. the extent to which an individual is capable of dealing with life's demands.

PERSONAL ADJUSTMENT: "The personal adjustment he had to make moving here was larger than most people would likely be comfortable with."

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