arrangement

noun
ar·​range·​ment | \ ə-ˈrānj-mənt How to pronounce arrangement (audio) \

Definition of arrangement

1a : the state of being arranged : order everything in neat arrangement
b : the act of arranging was responsible for the arrangement of the details
2 : something arranged: such as
a : a preliminary measure : preparation travel arrangements
b : a piece of music that has been changed so that it can be performed by particular types of voices or instruments
c : an informal agreement or settlement especially on personal, social, or political matters arrangements under the new regime
3 : something made by arranging parts or things together a floral arrangement

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Examples of arrangement in a Sentence

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.
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Some might consider this arrangement unconventional, but Paltrow has never shied away from speaking openly about different approaches to relationships. Cady Lang, Time, "Gwyneth Paltrow Doesn't Always Live With Her Husband. A Relationship Expert Says There Can Be Benefits to That.," 12 June 2019 This legislative proposal would have made this arrangement permanent. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Congress drops proposal to ban the IRS from competing with Turbotax," 7 June 2019 Under this arrangement, Leonard would pay Nike a fee or percentage of earnings from endorsements. Michael Mccann, SI.com, "Kawhi Leonard vs. Nike: Analyzing the Raptors' Star's Logo Lawsuit," 4 June 2019 This allows any member of the CIC to simply look up and see outside the ship in all directions—a huge improvement over current arrangements. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "This Frigate's Combat Information Center Is Straight Out of 'Star Trek'," 29 May 2019 Opt for a Deal of the Day bouquet: Pick the price and a local floral designer will put together a one-of-a-kind arrangement using the freshest flowers available. Jessica Teich, Good Housekeeping, "These Last-Minute Flower Bouquet Deals Will Make It to Mom in Time for Mother's Day," 7 May 2019 The lesson was led by Lewis Miller, whose Instagram is filled with jaw-dropping flower arrangements. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle Donated Flowers from Her Baby Shower to Charity & the Photos Are Stunning," 23 Feb. 2019 If children or parents were unhappy with the older arrangement, their grievances don’t inform the historical record until the late 19th century. Jennifer Traig, WSJ, "The Making of the Picky Eater," 11 Jan. 2019 Mix of cash and tokens To be fair, there are Civil-affiliated reporters and editors who are seemingly happy with the current arrangement. Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica, "Civil unrest: How a blockchain-based journalism startup bumbled its launch," 23 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of arrangement

1690, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for arrangement

see arrange

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The first known use of arrangement was in 1690

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arrangement

noun

English Language Learners Definition of arrangement

: the way that things or people are organized for a particular purpose or activity : the way that things or people are arranged
: something that is done to prepare or plan for something in the future
: a usually informal agreement

arrangement

noun
ar·​range·​ment | \ ə-ˈrānj-mənt How to pronounce arrangement (audio) \

Kids Definition of arrangement

1 : the act of putting things in order : the order in which things are put the arrangement of furniture in a room
2 : something made by putting things together and organizing them a flower arrangement
3 : preparation or planning done in advance Have you made arrangements for the trip?
4 : a usually informal agreement a business arrangement
5 : a piece of music written or changed to suit particular voices or instruments

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