an act of arranging; state of being arranged.
the manner or way in which things are arranged: a tactful arrangement of the seating at dinner.
a final settlement; adjustment by agreement: The arrangement with the rebels lasted only two weeks.
Usually arrangements. preparatory measures; plans; preparations: They made arrangements for an early departure.
something arranged in a particular way: a floral arrangement; the arrangement of chairs for the seminar.
the adaptation of a composition to voices or instruments, or to a new purpose.
a piece so adapted.
Idioms about arrangement
final arrangements, the planning or scheduling of funeral services and burial: Final arrangements are still pending.
- re·ar·range·ment, noun
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How to use arrangement in a sentence
Trading and lending arrangements are overseen by so-called smart contracts, which serve to enforce whatever deal—perhaps a 6 month loan at 5% interest—two parties have struck on the platform.
This sort of arrangement also allows the company to continue to bolster its shipping operation.Why are local governments paying Amazon to destroy Main Street? | jakemeth | August 23, 2020 | Fortune
Dice that are connected by an edge represent tiles that are connected without sharing a face — exactly the kind of tiling arrangement needed to disprove Keller’s conjecture.
Cisterra eventually managed to persuade both parties to come to the table and to agree to a new arrangement.
They had their own local theories about why this was a commonsensical arrangement, but no one seemed to believe that these roles had anything to do with inherent personality.Gender Is What You Make of It - Issue 88: Love & Sex | Charles King | August 5, 2020 | Nautilus
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King agreed to this arrangement but did not reveal it to his followers.Dr. King Goes to Hollywood: The Flawed History of ‘Selma’ | Gary May | January 2, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
The joint bank account and the leasing arrangement also stayed the same.At This Creepy Libertarian Charter School, Kids Must Swear ‘to Be Obedient to Those in Authority’ | ProPublica | October 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He had made an arrangement with Barclay H. Warburton, owner of the Philadelphia Evening Telegraph.The Stacks: H.L. Mencken on the 1904 Baltimore Fire | H.L. Mencken | October 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I was making a fair amount of mistakes trying to learn the arrangement while playing along with the band.When Gary Wright Met George Harrison: Dream Weaver, John and Yoko, and More | Gary Wright | September 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Frequently they are found in alveolar arrangement, retaining the original outline of the alveoli of the lung (Fig. 4, b).A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd
Aristide replaced the baby, and with a complicated arrangement of string fastened it securely to the seat.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol | William J. Locke
And remember it is by our hypothesis the best possible form and arrangement of that lesson.The Salvaging Of Civilisation | H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
I asked him to tell me how he produced a certain effect he makes in his arrangement of the ballad in Wagner's Flying Dutchman.Music-Study in Germany | Amy Fay
The myth of "Boreas and Orithyia," though faulty perhaps in technique, is good in conception and arrangement.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D. | Clara Erskine Clement
British Dictionary definitions for arrangement
the act of arranging or being arranged
the form in which things are arranged: he altered the arrangement of furniture in the room
a thing composed of various ordered parts; the result of arranging: a flower arrangement
(often plural) a preparatory measure taken or plan made; preparation
an agreement or settlement; understanding
an adaptation of a piece of music for performance in a different way, esp on different instruments from those for which it was originally composed
an adaptation (of a play, etc) for broadcasting
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