align·ment noun \ə-ˈlīn-mənt\
: the act of aligning or state of being aligned; especially : the proper positioning or state of adjustment of parts (as of a mechanical or electronic device) in relation to each other
a : a forming in line
b : the line thus formed
: the ground plan (as of a railroad or highway) in distinction from the profile
: an arrangement of groups or forces in relation to one another <new alignments within the political party>
Examples of ALIGNMENT
- The school has to bring its programs into alignment with state requirements.
- New alignments have been created within the political party.
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