Meaning of ALIGNMENT in English
noun the ground-plan of a railway or other road, in distinction from the grades or profile.
2. alignment ·noun 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 squadron.
Webster English vocab. Английский словарь Webster. 2012