[ uh-lahyn-muhnt ]
/ 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.
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Also a·line·ment .
OTHER WORDS FROM alignmentnon·a·line·ment, nounre·a·lign·ment, nounself-a·lign·ment, nounself-a·line·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for alignment
/ (əˈlaɪnmənt) /
arrangement in a straight line
the line or lines formed in this manner
alliance or union with a party, cause, etc
proper or desirable coordination or relation of components
a ground plan of a railway, motor road, etc
archaeol an arrangement of one or more ancient rows of standing stones, of uncertain significance
psychol integration or harmonization of aims, practices, etc within a group
psychol identification with or matching of the behaviour, thoughts, etc of another person
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