Definition of alignment
2a : a forming in lineb : the line thus formed
3 : the ground plan (as of a railroad or highway) in distinction from the profile
4 : an arrangement of groups or forces in relation to one another <new alignments within the political party>
Examples of alignment in a sentence
The school has to bring its programs into alignment with state requirements.
New alignments have been created within the political party.
First Known Use of alignment
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Definition of alignment for Students
: the state of being arranged in a line or in proper position <The machine was not working properly because its parts were out of alignment.>
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