Examples from the Web for alignment
Curbs at nearly the exact same spot on opposite sides of the street are popped out of alignment.
Other theories hold that it was a supernova or an alignment of two or three planets.
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|Noah Charney|December 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
“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|Caitlin Dickson|October 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Rationality is the ability to bring means into alignment with ends.
New Alresford is nearer the alignment (though not on it), and it is to New Alresford that the modern road leads.The Old Road|Hilaire Belloc
Yes, the inter-sliding series of plates, that reversed or neutralized gravitational attraction at a touch, were in alignment.The Planetoid of Peril|Paul Ernst
But the student can at least get the general drift and the alignment of the States on the opposing sides.
Of course, absolutely no change in alignment could be permitted while these tubes were in use carrying mail.The New York Subway|Anonymous
Indeed, it does not matter whether the beads are moved in the order of their alignment or at random.Montessori Elementary Materials|Maria Montessori
British Dictionary definitions for alignment
Word Origin and History for alignment
1790, "arrangement in a line," from French alignement, from aligner (see align). Political sense is from 1933.