[ uh-lahyn-muh nt ]
/ əˈlaɪn mənt /


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.
Also a·line·ment.

Origin of alignment

1780–90; align + -ment; replacing earlier alignement < French
Related formsnon·a·line·ment, nounre·a·lign·ment, nounself-a·lign·ment, nounself-a·line·ment, noun

Definition for alinement (2 of 2)


[ uh-lahyn ]
/ əˈlaɪn /

verb (used with or without object), a·lined, a·lin·ing.

Related formsa·line·ment, nouna·lin·er, nounnon·a·lined, adjectiveself-a·lin·ing, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for alinement (1 of 2)


/ (əˈlaɪn) /


a rare spelling of align
Derived Formsalinement, nounaliner, noun

British Dictionary definitions for alinement (2 of 2)


/ (əˈlaɪnmənt) /


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