Meaning of ALIGNMENT in English

ALIGNMENT

(~s)

1.

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

The church should have no political ~...

= affiliation

N-VAR

2.

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

...the ~ of mirrors in the telescope.

= position

N-UNCOUNT

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