alignment

UK [əˈlaɪnmənt] / US noun [countable/uncountable]
Word forms "alignment":
singular alignment plural alignments
1) the position that something is in when it is straight or in the correct place in relation to other things

The bridge was gradually brought into alignment.

2) the organization of activities or systems so that they match or fit well together

The bill would bring US employment law into closer alignment with global practice.

3) support for a group, political party, or country

There were two main forms of political alignment in 17th-century England.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Alignment —   [engl.], Ausrichtung …   Universal-Lexikon

  • alignment — (n.) 1790, arrangement in a line, from Fr. alignement, from aligner (see ALIGN (Cf. align)). Political sense is from 1933 …   Etymology dictionary

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  • alignment — noun 1 arrangement in correct position ADJECTIVE ▪ correct, proper VERB + ALIGNMENT ▪ bring sth into PREPOSITION ▪ in alignment …   Collocations dictionary

  • alignment — [1] When referring to wheel alignment, it is the proper adjustment of a vehicle s front or rear suspension for camber, toe in, toe out, kingpin inclination or steering axis inclination, and turning radius or toe out on turns, caster, and ride… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • alignment — a|lign|ment [əˈlaınmənt] n 1.) [U] the state of being arranged in a line with something or parallel to something alignment of ▪ the geometrical alignment of the Sun, Moon and Earth at the eclipse out of/into alignment ▪ The wheels were out of… …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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