- 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.
- final arrangements, the planning or scheduling of funeral services and burial: Final arrangements are still pending.
Origin of arrangement
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Related Wordsdivision, disturbance, disarray, discontinuity, disconnection, shift, misplacement, move, break, disruption, confusion, disengagement, dislocation, disorder, disorganization, movement, disarticulation
Examples from the Web for rearrangement
Do we count them worth the rearrangement of our day, that we may have more time to pray?Things as They Are
And there was the movement of feet, and rearrangement of furniture.The Treasure Trail
Marah Ellis Ryan
Like many other failures, it led to reflection and a rearrangement of the machinery.The Plant Hunters
This was shown in some rearrangement of the school seats and benches.
Their annexation by Austria meant to Serbia that there could now be no rearrangement.
- the act of arranging or being arranged
- the form in which things are arrangedhe altered the arrangement of furniture in the room
- a thing composed of various ordered parts; the result of arranginga 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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Word Origin and History for rearrangement
1727, from French arrangement, from arranger "arrange" (see arrange).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper