They changed the arrangement of furniture in the room.
the collection and arrangement of data
a chronological arrangement of historical events
We tried several different arrangements of the parts.
Having my brother and his wife living nearby was an ideal arrangement for our family.
The family had very unusual living arrangements.
“What were your sleeping arrangements?” “I slept on the bed while he slept on the floor.”
We'll have to change the seating arrangements for the dinner party.
Her job includes arrangement of her boss's travel plans.
There was an unusual political arrangement between the two countries. See More
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borrowed from French, going back to Middle French arengement, from arenger "to arrange" + -ment-ment