Definitions for: Alignment


[n] the act of adjusting or aligning the parts of a device in relation to each other
[n] the spatial property possessed by an arrangement or position of things in a straight line or in parallel lines
[n] (astronomy) apparent meeting or passing of two or more celestial bodies in the same degree of the zodiac
[n] an organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact or treaty



Webster (1913) Definition: 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 troops or of a
squadron.

2. (Engin.) The ground-plan of a railway or other road, in
distinction from the grades or profile.

Synonyms: alinement, alliance, coalition, conjunction

Antonyms: nonalignment, nonalinement

See Also: adjustment, allies, ally, arrangement, axis, bloc, camber, combination, encounter, entente, entente cordiale, inferior conjunction, international organisation, international organization, meeting, organisation, organization, placement, popular front, readjustment, registration, superior conjunction, toe-in, true, world organisation, world organization

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