[ uh-lahynd ]
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  1. arranged in a straight line:The perfectly aligned rows of rubber trees looked like the giant formal garden of an English lord’s manor.

  2. arranged in a specified way:The term “desktop” typically refers to a computer with a vertically aligned computer case containing the system’s hardware components.

  1. adjusted or synchronized for coordinated functioning; in alignment: Research has shown that properly aligned tires can save up to 4% on fuel consumption.The pain may be caused by overuse, injury, excess weight, or an improperly aligned kneecap.

  2. associated or affiliated with a particular group, cause, or ideology:You can meaningfully communicate your company’s values by donating a portion of your proceeds to an aligned nonprofit organization.The position requires a doctorate in Public Health or an earned doctorate in a closely aligned discipline.

  3. systematically coordinated:We will work with your business to identify and manage a strategically aligned portfolio of projects.

  4. (of stars) in an astrologically significant position: The book captures the highest point of the team’s franchise—the 1982 season—and the aligned stars which made it possible.

  1. the simple past tense and past participle of align.

Origin of aligned


Other words from aligned

  • un·a·ligned, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use aligned in a sentence

  • "Are you sure——" the robot began, and then the voice was replaced by the humming sound of an internal clashing of unaligned gears.

    Starman's Quest | Robert Silverberg