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alignment

[ uh-lahyn-muhnt ]
/ əˈlaɪn mənt /
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noun
an adjustment to a line; arrangement in a straight line.
the line or lines so formed.
the proper adjustment of the components of an electronic circuit, machine, etc., for coordinated functioning: The front wheels of the car are out of alignment.
a state of agreement or cooperation among persons, groups, nations, etc., with a common cause or viewpoint.
a ground plan of a railroad or highway.
Archaeology. a line or an arrangement of parallel or converging lines of upright stones or menhirs.
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Also a·line·ment .

Origin of alignment

1780–90; align + -ment; replacing earlier alignement<French

OTHER WORDS FROM alignment

non·a·line·ment, nounre·a·lign·ment, nounself-a·lign·ment, nounself-a·line·ment, noun
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alignment
/ (əˈlaɪnmənt) /

noun
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