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Meaning of ALIGNMENT

Pronunciation:  u'lInmunt

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

ALIGNMENT is a 9 letter word that starts with A.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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

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

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: accommodation, adaptation, adjustment, affiliation, alliance, amalgamation, analogy, association, bearings, cahoots, coadunation, coalescence, coalition, coextension, colleagueship, collegialism, collegiality, collineation, combination, comradeship, concurrence, confederacy, confederation, confraternity, consolidation, copartnership, copartnery, disorientation, equidistance, federation, fellowship, fraternalism, fraternity, fraternization, freemasonry, fusion, hookup, inclusion, incorporation, integration, league, merger, nondivergence, orientation, parallelism, partnership, sodality, sorority, tie-in, tie-up, unification, union