Definition of Alignment in English :

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Alignment meaning in English

Meaning of Alignment in English

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see synonyms of alignment


1. alignment, alinement, alliance, coalition

an organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact or treaty

2. alignment

the spatial property possessed by an arrangement or position of things in a straight line or in parallel lines

3. alignment, conjunction

(astronomy) apparent meeting or passing of two or more celestial bodies in the same degree of the zodiac

4. alignment

the act of adjusting or aligning the parts of a device in relation to each other

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of alignment
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
6. archaeology
an arrangement of one or more ancient rows of standing stones, of uncertain significance
7. psychology
integration or harmonization of aims, practices, etc within a group
8. psychology
identification with or matching of the behaviour, thoughts, etc of another person

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see synonyms of alignment
an aligning or being aligned
; esp.,
arrangement in a straight line
a condition of close cooperation
a new alignment of European nations
a line or lines formed by aligning
3.  Engineering
a ground plan, as of a fieldwork, railroad, etc.

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see synonyms of alignment
1. Arrangement or position in a straight line or in parallel lines.
a. The process of adjusting parts so that they are in proper relative position: A set of gears needs periodic alignment.
b. The condition of having parts so adjusted: Binocular lenses that are out of alignment will yield a double image.
3. A ground plan: Blueprints for the building included an alignment and a profile.
4. The act of aligning or the condition of being aligned.
5. An arrangement or alliance of groups: a new alignment of factions in the party.
6. Sports
a. An arrangement or positioning of players: a defensive alignment.
b. The grouping or positioning of teams, as in a conference or league.

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