arrangement

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noun ar·range·ment \ə-ˈrānj-mənt\

Definition of arrangement

  1. 1a :  the state of being arranged :  order everything in neat arrangementb :  the act of arranging was responsible for the arrangement of the details

  2. 2 :  something arranged: such asa :  a preliminary measure :  preparation travel arrangementsb :  a piece of music that has been changed so that it can be performed by particular types of voices or instrumentsc :  an informal agreement or settlement especially on personal, social, or political matters arrangements under the new regime

  3. 3 :  something made by arranging parts or things together a floral arrangement

Examples of arrangement in a sentence

  1. They changed the arrangement of furniture in the room.

  2. the collection and arrangement of data

  3. a chronological arrangement of historical events

  4. We tried several different arrangements of the parts.

  5. Having my brother and his wife living nearby was an ideal arrangement for our family.

  6. The family had very unusual living arrangements.

  7. What were your sleeping arrangements? I slept on the bed while he slept on the floor.

  8. We'll have to change the seating arrangements for the dinner party.

  9. Her job includes arrangement of her boss's travel plans.

  10. There was an unusual political arrangement between the two countries.

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Origin and Etymology of arrangement

see arrange


First Known Use: 1690



ARRANGEMENT Defined for English Language Learners

arrangement

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noun ar·range·ment \ə-ˈrānj-mənt\

Definition of arrangement for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

arrangement

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noun ar·range·ment \ə-ˈrānj-mənt\

Definition of arrangement for Students

  1. 1 :  the act of putting things in order :  the order in which things are put the arrangement of furniture in a room

  2. 2 :  something made by putting things together and organizing them a flower arrangement

  3. 3 :  preparation or planning done in advance Have you made arrangements for the trip?

  4. 4 :  a usually informal agreement a business arrangement

  5. 5 :  a piece of music written or changed to suit particular voices or instruments



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