Definitions for: Arrangement


[n] the act of arranging a piece of music
[n] the spatial property of the way in which something is placed; "the arrangement of the furniture"; "the placement of the chairs"
[n] an organized structure for arranging or classifying; "he changed the arrangement of the topics"; "the facts were familiar but it was in the organization of them that he was original"; "he tried to understand their system of classification"
[n] the thing arranged or agreed to; "they made arrangements to meet in Chicago"
[n] a piece of music that has been adapted for performance by a particular set of voices or instruments
[n] an orderly grouping (of things or persons) considered as a unit; the result of arranging; "a flower arrangement"



Webster (1913) Definition: Ar*range"ment, n. [Cf. F. arrangement.]
1. The act of arranging or putting in an orderly condition;
the state of being arranged or put in order; disposition
in suitable form.

2. The manner or result of arranging; system of parts
disposed in due order; regular and systematic
classification; as, arrangement of one's dress; the
Linn[ae]an arrangement of plants.

3. Preparatory proceeding or measure; preparation; as, we
have made arrangement for receiving company.

4. Settlement; adjustment by agreement; as, the parties have
made an arrangement between themselves concerning their
disputes; a satisfactory arrangement.

5. (Mus.)
(a) The adaptation of a composition to voices or
instruments for which it was not originally written.
(b) A piece so adapted; a transcription; as, a pianoforte
arrangement of Beethoven's symphonies; an orchestral
arrangement of a song, an opera, or the like.

Synonyms: agreement, arranging, musical arrangement, organisation, organization, placement, system

See Also: alignment, array, balance, calendar, categorisation, categorization, classification, classification system, collusion, columniation, composing, composing, composition, composition, composition, contrivance, contrivance, coordinate system, data structure, design, distribution, fenestration, flower arrangement, formation, formation, frame of reference, genetic map, group, grouping, instrumentation, instrumentation, lash-up, lattice, living arrangement, misalignment, musical composition, opus, orchestration, orchestration, order, ordering, ordination, piece, piece of music, plan, planning, position, prearrangement, preparation, proportion, provision, ramification, rearrangement, reference frame, reference system, scaffold, spacing, spatial arrangement, spatial relation, statistical distribution, structure, tableau, tableau vivant

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