Meaning of ALIGNMENT in English

ALIGNMENT

transcription, транскрипция: [ əlaɪnmənt ]

( alignments)

1.

An alignment is support for a particular group, especially in politics, or for a side in a quarrel or struggle.

The church should have no political alignment...

= affiliation

N-VAR

2.

The alignment of something is its position in relation to something else or to its correct position.

...the alignment of mirrors in the telescope.

= position

N-UNCOUNT

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