a ‧ lign ‧ ment /əˈlaɪnmənt/ BrE AmE noun
1 . [uncountable] the state of being arranged in a line with something or parallel to something
the geometrical alignment of the Sun, Moon, and Earth at the eclipse
out of/into alignment
The wheels were out of alignment.
2 . [uncountable and countable] support given by one country or group to another in politics, defence etc
their military alignment with the US