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v. a·ligned, a·lign·ing, a·ligns
1. To arrange in a line or so as to be parallel: align the tops of a row of pictures; aligned the car with the curb.
2. To adjust (parts of a mechanism, for example) to produce a proper relationship or orientation: aligning the wheels of a truck.
3. To ally (oneself, for example) with one side of an argument or cause: aligned themselves with the free traders.
1. To adhere to a prescribed course of action.
2. To move or be adjusted into proper relationship or orientation.

[French aligner, from Old French : a-, to (from Latin ad-; see ad-) + ligne, line (from Latin līnea; see line1).]

a·lign′er n.
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Adj.1.aligned - brought into agreement or cooperation on the side of a faction, party, or causealigned - brought into agreement or cooperation on the side of a faction, party, or cause
nonaligned - not affiliated with any faction, party, or cause
2.aligned - in a straight linealigned - in a straight line; "pearly teeth evenly aligned"
straight - having no deviations; "straight lines"; "straight roads across the desert"; "straight teeth"; "straight shoulders"
References in classic literature ?
When the regiment was aligned in another position each man's regard for his safety caused another line of small intrenchments.
The sun rose presently and sent its unobstructed splendors over the land, and we saw a prodigious host moving slowly toward us, with the steady drift and aligned front of a wave of the sea.
By this time the music had stopped, and the musicians-a fiddler, and the young lady who played the harmonium on Sundays-were hastily refreshing themselves at one corner of the supper-table which aligned its devastated pie-dishes and ice-cream saucers on the platform at the end of the hall.
ETS announced today the publication of more than 11,000 mathematics and language arts test questions aligned to Massachusetts' Learning Standards in the K-12 Curriculum Frameworks.
com)-- Aligned Assets are pleased to announce the publication of two new case studies that focus on the use of business data in local authorities to drive efficiencies and increase revenue.
ANZ and Macquarie are likely to continue to constrain Westpac for the provision of floor-plan financing to dealerships, which do not currently have access to manufacturer aligned financiers, Mr Sims said.
The various competencies would have to be defined, and employees aligned within these competencies.
For example, if the ball is in the middle of the field and the #1 wide receiver is aligned on or past the numbers, the C to that side must align 1-2 yards inside the receiver and 7 yards deep.
Because there are so many aligned nuclei, even Earth's magnetic field can elicit detectable radio signals.
This law dictates that when efforts and activities are aligned in parallel, they are more powerful and effective than those that are divergent or conflicting.
The propensity to take risk may not be aligned within various corporate constituents because of misalignment of incentives.