Origin of alignment
Related Words for alignmentadjustment, sequence, arrangement, order, calibration, positioning, sighting
Examples from the Web for alignment
Contemporary Examples of alignment
Curbs at nearly the exact same spot on opposite sides of the street are popped out of alignment.Silicon Valley Mansions, Swallowed Alive
November 8, 2014
At least father and son were in alignment on this central thesis: acting “gay”—bad; being thought of as gay—bad.Why ‘Black-ish’ Has a Gay Problem
October 3, 2014
Other theories hold that it was a supernova or an alignment of two or three planets.Vatican Science on Christmas and Creationism
December 22, 2013
Psychics and astrologers were employed to attack the enemy and plan tactics based on the alignment of the stars.Hitler’s Hunt for the Holy Grail and the Ghent Altarpiece
December 21, 2013
“His alignment with NOM was really part of a downhill spiral for him,” he said.The Man Behind NOM’s New War on Transgender Students
October 3, 2013
Historical Examples of alignment
As long as this alignment of forces could not be effected the retreat had to continue.
There was no alignment—regiments were dashed to pieces—everybody was mixed up.The Long Roll
The riflemen had learned their lesson, however, and maintained their alignment.A Virginia Scout
To preserve the alignment when marching; Guide Right (or left).
But this alignment was not the circumstance that struck me as singular.The Wild Huntress
1790, "arrangement in a line," from French alignement, from aligner (see align). Political sense is from 1933.