alignment

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noun align·ment \ə-ˈlīn-mənt\
variants: or less commonly

alinement

Definition of alignment

  1. 1 :  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

  2. 2a :  a forming in lineb :  the line thus formed

  3. 3 :  the ground plan (as of a railroad or highway) in distinction from the profile

  4. 4 :  an arrangement of groups or forces in relation to one another new alignments within the political party

Examples of alignment in a sentence

  1. The school has to bring its programs into alignment with state requirements.

  2. New alignments have been created within the political party.

1742

First Known Use of alignment

1742

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ALIGNMENT Defined for Kids

alignment

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noun align·ment \ə-ˈlīn-mənt\

Definition of alignment for Students

  1. :  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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