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, 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.

    Etymology: alignement

  2. alignmentnoun

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

    Etymology: alignement

  3. alignmentnoun

    An alliance of factions.

    Etymology: alignement

  4. alignmentnoun

    The conjunction of two celestial objects.

    Etymology: alignement

  5. alignmentnoun

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

    Etymology: alignement

  6. alignmentnoun

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

    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

    Etymology: [F. alignement.]

  2. Alignmentnoun

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

    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  

How to pronounce alignment?

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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. Med Jones:

    Sustaining high business performance is a product of continuous strategic alignment

  2. John McNeil:

    Now that ride sharing has become more mainstream, we believe that users are increasingly choosing a platform based on brand affinity and value alignment, our values, brand, innovation and focused exertion have driven significant growth in market share and in the number of users on our platform.

  3. 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.

  4. Suzanne Dodd:

    We had the opportunity to get a close flyby with Voyager 2, because of the planetary alignment when The Voyager probes launched in 1977, the four giant outer planets were all aligned on the same side of the sun, so we could go from one to the next to the next. It was a really great opportunity.

  5. Peace Pilgrim:

    To attain inner peace you must actually give your life, not just your possessions. When you at last give your life -- bringing into alignment your beliefs and the way you live then, and only then, can you begin to find inner peace.

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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
  • Gratia diei et noctisLatin
  • opstellingDutch
  • aliança, alinhamentoPortuguese
  • регулировка, выравниваниеRussian
  • inpassningSwedish
  • hizalanmaTurkish
  • căn chỉnhVietnamese
  • 对准Chinese

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