Meaning of ALIGNMENT in English

ALIGNMENT

/euh luyn"meuhnt/ , n.

1. an adjustment to a line; arrangement in a straight line.

2. the line or lines so formed.

3. the proper adjustment of the components of an electronic circuit, machine, etc., for coordinated functioning: The front wheels of the car are out of alignment.

4. a state of agreement or cooperation among persons, groups, nations, etc., with a common cause or viewpoint.

5. a ground plan of a railroad or highway.

6. Archaeol. a line or an arrangement of parallel or converging lines of upright stones or menhirs.

Also, alinement .

[ 1780-90; ALIGN + -MENT; r. earlier alignement ]

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