What does alignment mean?

Definitions for alignment
əˈlaɪn məntalign·ment

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. alliance, coalition, alignment, alinementnoun

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

  2. alignmentnoun

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

  3. conjunction, alignmentnoun

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

  4. alignmentnoun

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


  1. alignmentnoun

    An arrangement of items in a line.

  2. alignmentnoun

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

  3. alignmentnoun

    An alliance of factions.

  4. alignmentnoun

    The conjunction of two celestial objects.

  5. alignmentnoun

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

  6. alignmentnoun

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

  7. Etymology: alignement

Webster Dictionary

  1. Alignmentnoun

    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. Alignmentnoun

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

  3. Etymology: [F. alignement.]


  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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. alignment

    An imaginary line, drawn to regulate the order of a squadron.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. alignment

    A formation in straight lines, for instance, the alignment of a battalion means the situation of a body of men when drawn up in line. The alignment of a camp signifies the relative position of the tents, etc., so as to form a straight line from given points.

Editors Contribution

  1. alignment

    The act and process of aligning.

    The alignment was perfect everyone had chosen a unity government and it is manifesting everywhere.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 19, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of alignment in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of alignment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of alignment in a Sentence

  1. Saul Kavonic:

    These factors, combined with the greatly reduced appetite for large-scale greenfield investments in the current market conditions, made it quite a herculean task to achieve partner alignment to sanction Browse.

  2. Collin Anderson:

    We see instances in which people ... are targeted prior to their arrest, we see a continuous alignment across these actions.

  3. Valerie Jarrett:

    We are not their advocates unless there is an alignment of interest.

  4. Jeff Fortenberry:

    Weve set this up purposely so if there is alignment, we can run this fast and get it through to the presidents desk. Were not there yet, but that would be my desire.

  5. Mohamed El-Erian:

    I would have hiked earlier and I would have gotten off zero earlier, but it's easier to say with hindsight, we know that there was a moment when domestic data was relatively strong and international data was okay. Now, the international data is really scary, and therefore the Fed has lost the opportunity when it had some alignment.

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Translations for alignment

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  • انحيازArabic
  • подравняванеBulgarian
  • justeringDanish
  • Aneinanderreihung, Justierung, Fraktion, Gruppierung, Parteiengemeinschaft, Konjunktion, gerader Streckenverlauf, Zusammenschluss, Einstellung, Allianz, Abgleich, Aufreihung, Ausrichtung, KonstellationGerman
  • ευθυγραμμίαGreek
  • alineamiento, alineaciónSpanish
  • تراز دلخواهPersian
  • konjunktio, ojennus, linjaus, kohdistaminenFinnish
  • alignement, conjonction, ajustage, itinéraire linéaire, allianceFrench
  • Gratia diei et noctisLatin
  • opstellingDutch
  • alinhamento, aliançaPortuguese
  • регулировка, выравниваниеRussian
  • inpassningSwedish
  • hizalanmaTurkish
  • căn chỉnhVietnamese
  • 对准Chinese

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    a deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of deliberate disrespect
    • A. efface
    • B. affront
    • C. summon
    • D. famish

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