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Indian file Single file, one after the other. The expression supposedly derives from the American Indian practice of moving stealthily through the woods in this fashion—each walker stepping into the footprints of the preceding, with the final man obliterating the single set of tracks thus leaving no trace of their course. Webster’s Third cites a Newsweek article:
Along this road the inhabitants slowly moved in Indian file.
|Noun||1.||arrangement - the thing arranged or agreed to; "they made arrangements to meet in Chicago"|
planning, preparation, provision - the cognitive process of thinking about what you will do in the event of something happening; "his planning for retirement was hindered by several uncertainties"
collusion - secret agreement
prearrangement - something arranged in advance
|2.||arrangement - an orderly grouping (of things or persons) considered as a unit; the result of arranging; "a flower arrangement"|
scaffold - a temporary arrangement erected around a building for convenience of workers
array - an orderly arrangement; "an array of troops in battle order"
categorisation, categorization, classification - a group of people or things arranged by class or category
aestivation, estivation - (botany) the arrangement of sepals and petals in a flower bud before it opens
venation - (botany) the arrangement of veins in a leaf
vernation - (botany) the arrangement of young leaves in a leaf bud before it opens
formation - an arrangement of people or things acting as a unit; "a defensive formation"; "a formation of planes"
|3.||arrangement - an organized structure for arranging or classifying; "he changed the arrangement of the topics"; "the facts were familiar but it was in the organization of them that he was original"; "he tried to understand their system of classification"|
structure - the complex composition of knowledge as elements and their combinations; "his lectures have no structure"
classification system - a system for classifying things
contrivance - an artificial or unnatural or obviously contrived arrangement of details or parts etc.; "the plot contained too many improbable contrivances to be believable"
coordinate system, frame of reference, reference frame, reference system - a system that uses coordinates to establish position
data structure - (computer science) the organization of data (and its storage allocations in a computer)
design, plan - an arrangement scheme; "the awkward design of the keyboard made operation difficult"; "it was an excellent design for living"; "a plan for seating guests"
distribution, statistical distribution - (statistics) an arrangement of values of a variable showing their observed or theoretical frequency of occurrence
genetic map - graphical representation of the arrangement of genes on a chromosome
kinship system - (anthropology) the system of social relationships that constitute kinship in a particular culture, including the terminology that is used and the reciprocal obligations that are entailed
lattice - an arrangement of points or particles or objects in a regular periodic pattern in 2 or 3 dimensions
living arrangement - an arrangement to allow people (or ideas) to coexist
ontology - (computer science) a rigorous and exhaustive organization of some knowledge domain that is usually hierarchical and contains all the relevant entities and their relations
calendar - a system of timekeeping that defines the beginning and length and divisions of the year
|4.||arrangement - the spatial property of the way in which something is placed; "the arrangement of the furniture"; "the placement of the chairs"|
formation - a particular spatial arrangement
spatial relation, position - the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated; "the position of the hands on the clock"; "he specified the spatial relations of every piece of furniture on the stage"
columniation - (architecture) the arrangement of columns (especially freestanding columns) in a structure
composing, composition - the spatial property resulting from the arrangement of parts in relation to each other and to the whole; "harmonious composition is essential in a serious work of art"
fenestration - the arrangement of windows in a building
proportionality, balance, proportion - harmonious arrangement or relation of parts or elements within a whole (as in a design); "in all perfectly beautiful objects there is found the opposition of one part to another and a reciprocal balance"- John Ruskin
alignment - the spatial property possessed by an arrangement or position of things in a straight line or in parallel lines
misalignment - the spatial property of things that are not properly aligned
ramification - an arrangement of branching parts
spatial arrangement, spacing - the property possessed by an array of things that have space between them
tandem - an arrangement of two or more objects or persons one behind another
|5.||arrangement - a piece of music that has been adapted for performance by a particular set of voices or instruments|
musical composition, opus, piece of music, composition, piece - a musical work that has been created; "the composition is written in four movements"
orchestration - an arrangement of a piece of music for performance by an orchestra or band
instrumentation - the instruments called for in a musical score or arrangement for a band or orchestra
|6.||arrangement - the act of arranging and adapting a piece of music|
rearrangement - changing an arrangement
orchestration, instrumentation - the act of arranging a piece of music for an orchestra and assigning parts to the different musical instruments
orchestration - an arrangement of events that attempts to achieve a maximum effect; "the skillful orchestration of his political campaign"
prices by arrangement → precios a convenir
larger orders by arrangement → los pedidos de mayor cantidad previo acuerdo
by arrangement with Covent Garden → con permiso de Covent Garden
to come to an arrangement (with sb) → llegar a un acuerdo (con algn)
we have an arrangement with them → tenemos un acuerdo con ellos
he has an arrangement with his secretary (amorous) → se entiende con su secretaria
what are the arrangements for your holiday? → ¿qué plan or planes tienes para las vacaciones?
we must make arrangements to help → debemos ver cómo podemos ayudar
to make one's own arrangements → obrar por cuenta propia
if she doesn't like the idea she must make her own arrangements → si no le gusta la idea que se las arregle sola
all the arrangements are made → todo está arreglado
Pamela is in charge of the travel arrangements → Pamela se encarga de los preparativos para el viaje
to come to an arrangement → se mettre d'accord, parvenir à un arrangement
to come to an arrangement with sb → se mettre d'accord avec qn, parvenir à un arrangement avec qn
by arrangement → sur demande
home deliveries by arrangement → livraison à domicile sur demande
to make an arrangement to do sth → prendre les dispositions nécessaires pour faire qch
an arrangement of chairs around a table
BUT plusieurs chaises disposées autour d'une table.
flower arrangements → compositions florales
the final arrangements for the meeting → les derniers préparatifs de l'entrevue
security arrangements → mesures de sécurité
I am in charge of the travel arrangements → Je m'occupe des préparatifs du voyage.
to make arrangements → prendre des dispositions
to make arrangements to do sth → prendre des dispositions pour faire qch
Anne made arrangements to send Mary to New York → Anne a pris des dispositions pour envoyer Mary à New York.
They made arrangements to go out on Friday night → Ils ont organisé une sortie vendredi soir.
to make arrangements for sth
I've made all the arrangements for the conference → Je me suis occupé de tous les préparatifs de la conférence.
I must make all the arrangements for the burial → Je dois m'occuper de tous les préparatifs de l'enterrement.
I'll make arrangements for you to be met → Je vous enverrai chercher.arrangement fee n (for a loan) → frais mpl de dossier
a flower arrangement → una composizione floreale
to come to an arrangement (with sb) → venire a un accordo (con qn), mettersi d'accordo or accordarsi (con qn)
by arrangement → su richiesta
by arrangement with the tour operator → secondo gli accordi con l'operatore turistico
by arrangement with La Scala → con l'autorizzazione del Teatro della Scala
I'll make arrangements for you to be met → darò disposizioni or istruzioni perché ci sia qualcuno ad incontrarla
we must make arrangements to help → dobbiamo organizzarci per dare un aiuto
all the arrangements for the party are made → sono stati ultimati i preparativi per la festa