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a·lign·ment

 (ə-līn′mənt)
n.
1. Arrangement or position in a straight line or in parallel lines.
2.
a. The process of adjusting parts so that they are in proper relative position: A set of gears needs periodic alignment.
b. The condition of having parts so adjusted: Binocular lenses that are out of alignment will yield a double image.
3. A ground plan: Blueprints for the building included an alignment and a profile.
4. The act of aligning or the condition of being aligned.
5. An arrangement or alliance of groups: a new alignment of factions in the party.
6. Sports
a. An arrangement or positioning of players: a defensive alignment.
b. The grouping or positioning of teams, as in a conference or league.

alignment

(əˈlaɪnmənt)
n
1. arrangement in a straight line
2. the line or lines formed in this manner
3. alliance or union with a party, cause, etc
4. proper or desirable coordination or relation of components
5. (General Engineering) a ground plan of a railway, motor road, etc
6. (Archaeology) archaeol an arrangement of one or more ancient rows of standing stones, of uncertain significance
7. (Psychology) psychol integration or harmonization of aims, practices, etc within a group
8. (Psychology) psychol identification with or matching of the behaviour, thoughts, etc of another person

a•lign•ment

(əˈlaɪn mənt)

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: rear-wheel alignment.
4. a state of agreement or cooperation among persons, groups, nations, etc.: an alignment of political parties.
5. a ground plan of a railroad or highway.
[1780–90]

alignment

1. The bearing of two or more conspicuous objects (such as lights, beacons, etc.) as seen by an observer.
2. Representation of a road, railway, etc., on a map or chart in relation to surrounding topographic detail.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.alignment - an organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact or treatyalignment - an organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact or treaty
combination - an alliance of people or corporations or countries for a special purpose (formerly to achieve some antisocial end but now for general political or economic purposes)
organization, organisation - a group of people who work together
allies - an alliance of nations joining together to fight a common enemy
bloc, axis - a group of countries in special alliance
Allies - in World War I the alliance of Great Britain and France and Russia and all the other nations that became allied with them in opposing the Central Powers
Central Powers - in World War I the alliance of Germany and Austria-Hungary and other nations allied with them in opposing the Allies
Allies - the alliance of nations that fought the Axis in World War II and which (with subsequent additions) signed the charter of the United Nations in 1945
Axis - in World War II the alliance of Germany and Italy in 1936 which later included Japan and other nations; "the Axis opposed the Allies in World War II"
entente, entente cordiale - an informal alliance between countries
popular front - a leftist coalition organized against a common opponent
ally - a friendly nation
Northern Alliance, United Front - a multiethnic alliance in Afghanistan who practice a moderate form of Islam and are united in their opposition to the Taliban
nonalignment, nonalinement - people (or countries) who are not aligned with other people (or countries) in a pact or treaty
2.alignment - the spatial property possessed by an arrangement or position of things in a straight line or in parallel linesalignment - the spatial property possessed by an arrangement or position of things in a straight line or in parallel lines
placement, arrangement - the spatial property of the way in which something is placed; "the arrangement of the furniture"; "the placement of the chairs"
true - proper alignment; the property possessed by something that is in correct or proper alignment; "out of true"
3.alignment - (astronomy) apparent meeting or passing of two or more celestial bodies in the same degree of the zodiac
astronomy, uranology - the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole
encounter, meeting - a casual or unexpected convergence; "he still remembers their meeting in Paris"; "there was a brief encounter in the hallway"
inferior conjunction - (astronomy) the alignment of the Earth and a planet on the same side of the sun
superior conjunction - (astronomy) the alignment of the Earth and a planet on the opposite side of the sun
4.alignment - the act of adjusting or aligning the parts of a device in relation to each otheralignment - the act of adjusting or aligning the parts of a device in relation to each other
readjustment, adjustment, registration - the act of adjusting something to match a standard
camber - the alignment of the wheels of a motor vehicle closer together at the bottom than at the top
toe-in - the alignment of the front wheels of a motor vehicle closer together at the front than at the back

alignment

noun
1. alliance, union, association, agreement, sympathy, cooperation, affiliation His alignment with the old administration cost him the election.
2. lining up, line, order, ranging, arrangement, evening, sequence, regulating, adjustment, coordination, straightening up, evening up a link between the alignment of the planets and events on earth
Translations
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alignment

[əˈlaɪnmənt] N (lit, fig) → alineación f
to be in alignmentestar alineados, estar en línea recta
to be out of alignment (with)no estar alineado (con)

alignment

[əˈlaɪnmənt] n
(= physical position) → alignement m
to be out of alignment → ne pas être aligné(e)
to be out of alignment with sth → ne pas être aligné(e) sur qch
(= affiliation) → affiliation f
alignment with sb/sth → alignement sur qn/qch
to bring sb/sth into alignment → aligner qn/qch non-alignment

alignment

n
(of car wheels, gun sights etc)Ausrichtung f; to be out of alignmentnicht richtig ausgerichtet sein (with nach)
(of currencies, policies etc)Ausrichtung f (→ with auf +acc), → Orientierung f(with nach); to be out of alignment with one anothernicht übereinstimmen, sich nicht aneinander orientieren; to bring somebody back into alignment with the partyjdn zwingen, wieder auf die Parteilinie einzuschwenken; his unexpected alignment with the Socialistsseine unerwartete Parteinahme für die Sozialisten; he argued for a new alignment of the governing partieser war für eine Neuordnung der Regierungsparteien; the new alignment of world powersdie Neugruppierung der Weltmächte

alignment

[əˈlaɪnmənt] n (Tech, Pol) → allineamento (Aut) (also wheel alignment) → assetto
out of alignment (with) → non allineato/a (con)
a new alignment of political forces → un nuovo schieramento delle forze politiche

alignment

n alineación f
References in classic literature ?
Seven months ago now, Venus and Mars were in alignment with the sun; that is to say, Mars was in opposition from the point of view of an observer on Venus.
A moment later the officers began to bustle among the men, pushing them into a more com- pact mass and into a better alignment.
Then suddenly from either side airships began dropping out of alignment, smitten by missiles he could neither see nor trace.
We acquired Honored Citizens Choice Health because it was an ideal platform to implement Alignment Healthcare's proven model of highly coordinated and advanced care for the Medicare beneficiary," said John Kao, CEO of Alignment Healthcare.
We are excited to launch a new website focusing specifically on our alignment services and how we can help customers solve their machine alignment problems," states Thomas Strenge, Technical Services Manager.
REPAIR AND REVISIONING/REPLACEMENT OF LIFTER ROPE DRUM INCL ALIGNMENT, REPAIR AND REVISIONING/REPLACEMENT OF LIFTER ROPE PULLEY INCL ALIGNMENT, RHAULING/REPLACEMENT OF LIFTER LT GEARBOX WITH PLUMMERBLOCK AND BRAKE ASLY INCLALIGNMENT, REPAIR AND REVISIONING/REPLACEMENT OF LIFTERLT CHAIN INCL ALIGNMENT, REPAIR AND REVISIONING/REPLACEMENT OF LIFTER LT WHEEL BOGY ASLY INCL ALIGNMENT, REPAIR/REPLACEMENT OF LIFTER LT RAIL INCL ALIGNMENT, REPLACEMENT OF LIFTER GUIDE RAIL(STATIONARY) INCL ALIGNMENT, REPAIR/REPLACEMENT OF LIFTER MOVING GUIDE ALIGNMENT, REPAIR/REPLACEMENT OF LIFTER BUFFER ASLY ALIGNMENT, REPAIR AND REVISIONING/REPLACEMENT OF LIFTER GUIDE ROLLERS INCL ALIGNMENT, FABRICATION AND REPLACEMENT OF LIFTER SCREEN
At the moment active, passive and combined methods for mutual part alignment are used.
A Cartesian reference system is very often used in inspection and it can be defined by the 3-2-1 alignment rule (plane, vector and origin point to define the directions of the three coordinates and the origin of the reference system).
Sony's previously developed FPA response alignment technique is based on vertical alignment (VA) liquid crystal modes.
By correcting these alignment features, mold wear and part "flashing" are greatly reduced, if not eliminated altogether.
Because most of the problems with sight alignment, trigger control, and anticipation of recoil result from poor coordination rather than strength, many of the Fast Track shooting drills focus on creating correct muscle memory.
A second finding involved processes for achieving employee alignment.