alignment
also alinement noun Date: 1790 1. the act of aligning or state of being aligned; especially the proper positioning or state of adjustment of parts (as of a mechanical or electronic device) in relation to each other 2. a. a forming in line b. the line thus formed 3. the ground plan (as of a railroad or highway) in distinction from the profile 4. an arrangement of groups or forces in relation to one another <
new alignments within the political party
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  • Alignment — A*lign ment, n. [F. alignement.] 1. The act of adjusting to a line; arrangement in a line or lines; the state of being so adjusted; a formation in a straight line; also, the line of adjustment; esp., an imaginary line to regulate the formation of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • alignment — (n.) 1790, arrangement in a line, from Fr. alignement, from aligner (see ALIGN (Cf. align)). Political sense is from 1933 …   Etymology dictionary

  • alignment — [n] lining up adjustment, arrangement, calibration, order, positioning, sequence, sighting; concepts 721,727 …   New thesaurus

  • alignment — noun 1 arrangement in correct position ADJECTIVE ▪ correct, proper VERB + ALIGNMENT ▪ bring sth into PREPOSITION ▪ in alignment …   Collocations dictionary

  • alignment — [1] When referring to wheel alignment, it is the proper adjustment of a vehicle s front or rear suspension for camber, toe in, toe out, kingpin inclination or steering axis inclination, and turning radius or toe out on turns, caster, and ride… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • alignment — a|lign|ment [əˈlaınmənt] n 1.) [U] the state of being arranged in a line with something or parallel to something alignment of ▪ the geometrical alignment of the Sun, Moon and Earth at the eclipse out of/into alignment ▪ The wheels were out of… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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