Definition of arrangement
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 : something made by arranging parts or things together a floral arrangement
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.
Recent Examples of arrangement from the Web
The arrangement, while apparently allowed under ethics rules, is drawing criticism from Reynolds' opponents, highlighting Kirke's cozy relationship with the administration and raising security questions.
The two men share government in an awkward arrangement hammered out by the U.S. after contested elections in 2014.
The church’s Chancel Choir will perform sacred anthems and arrangements by Scottish and local composers before participating in the Presbyterian heritage tour of Scotland June 9-20.
In keeping with Lowry’s desires, the decorations at the memorial service were kept modest, with a small photo, two bouquets of flowers and a simple candle arrangement.
The album marked a return to the downtempo soul arrangements that Mr. Allman had grown up striving to imitate.
Jaramillo, who helped put together the basketball tournament, said the city’s parks and recreation staff were especially helpful in making arrangements.
Mr. Deripaska has denied ever entering into such an arrangement and sued The A.P. for libel last month.
For Alexion, this arrangement started with a lab in Bangor, Maine, called Dahl-Chase, which helped develop the test to detect PNH.
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Origin and Etymology of arrangement
First Known Use: 1690
ARRANGEMENT Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of arrangement for Students
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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