What does alignment mean?

Definitions for alignment
əˈlaɪn məntalign·ment

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word alignment.

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


  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

  3. Origin: [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.

How to pronounce alignment?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say alignment in sign language?

  1. alignment


  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. Joanna Adams:

    It's going to be a huge. It's like an alignment of the stars.

  2. Valerie Jarrett:

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

  3. Wood Mackenzie:

    M&A can play a key role in helping to create alignment across the joint ventures.

  4. Med Jones:

    Sustaining high business performance is a product of continuous strategic alignment

  5. Michael Shifter:

    There will be greater alignment between the United States and Brazil on some global issues.

Images & Illustrations of alignment

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Translations for alignment

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  • انحيازArabic
  • подравняванеBulgarian
  • justeringDanish
  • Konstellation, Ausrichtung, Aufreihung, Abgleich, Einstellung, Zusammenschluss, Konjunktion, Fraktion, Justierung, Gruppierung, Parteiengemeinschaft, gerader Streckenverlauf, Aneinanderreihung, AllianzGerman
  • ευθυγραμμίαGreek
  • alineamiento, alineaciónSpanish
  • تراز دلخواهPersian
  • kohdistaminen, linjaus, ojennus, konjunktioFinnish
  • alliance, ajustage, alignement, conjonction, itinéraire linéaireFrench
  • opstellingDutch
  • aliança, alinhamentoPortuguese
  • регулировка, выравниваниеRussian
  • inpassningSwedish
  • hizalanmaTurkish
  • căn chỉnhVietnamese
  • 对准Chinese

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