Definitions for Alignmentəˈlaɪn mənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

a•lign•mentəˈlaɪn mənt(n.)

  1. an adjustment to a line; arrangement in a straight line.

  2. the line or lines so formed.

  3. the proper adjustment of the components of an electronic circuit, machine, etc., for coordinated functioning:

    rear-wheel alignment.

    Category: Machinery

  4. a state of agreement or cooperation among persons, groups, nations, etc.:

    an alignment of political parties.

    Category: Government

  5. a ground plan of a railroad or highway.

Origin of alignment:

1780–90

Princeton's WordNet

  1. alliance, coalition, alignment, alinement(noun)

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

  2. alignment(noun)

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

  3. conjunction, alignment(noun)

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

  4. alignment(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  1. alignment(Noun)

    An arrangement of items in a line.

  2. alignment(Noun)

    The process of adjusting a mechanism such that its parts are aligned; the condition of having its parts so adjusted.

  3. alignment(Noun)

    An alliance of factions.

  4. alignment(Noun)

    The conjunction of two celestial objects.

  5. alignment(Noun)

    The precise route or course taken by a linear way (road, railway, footpath, etc.) between two points.

  6. alignment(Noun)

    In a roleplaying game, one of a set number of philosophical attitudes a character can take.

  7. Origin: alignement

Webster Dictionary

  1. Alignment(noun)

    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 troops or of a squadron

  2. Alignment(noun)

    the ground-plan of a railway or other road, in distinction from the grades or profile

Freebase

  1. Alignment

    The Alignment was an alliance of the major left-wing parties in Israel between the 1960s and 1990s. It was established in 1965 as an alliance of Mapai and Ahdut HaAvoda but was dissolved three years later when the two parties and Rafi formally merged into the Israeli Labor Party. In 1969 a new party known as the Alignment was established through an alliance of the Israeli Labor Party and Mapam, at the time holding 63 Knesset seats, the only party ever to have held an absolute majority of seats in the Knesset.

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Alignment

    The placing in or occupying of the same straight line. The bearings of a shaft in dynamos, engines, and other machinery have to be in accurate alignment.

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