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alignment  (əˈlaɪnmənt



  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. a ground plan of a railway, motor road, etc
  6. (archaeology) an arrangement of one or more ancient rows of standing stones, of uncertain significance
  7. (psychology) integration or harmonization of aims, practices, etc within a group
  8. (psychology) identification with or matching of the behaviour, thoughts, etc of another person


View thesaurus entry
= lining up, line, order, ranging, arrangement, evening, sequence, regulating, adjustment, coordination, straightening up, evening up

Translations for 'alignment'

  • British English: alignment An alignment is support for a particular group, especially in politics, or for a side in a quarrel or struggle. NOUN…an alignment of interests.
  • Brazilian Portuguese: alinhamento
  • Chinese: 结盟结結盟
  • European Spanish: alineación
  • French: alignement
  • German: Ausrichtung
  • Italian: schieramento
  • Japanese: 提携
  • Korean: 동조
  • Portuguese: alinhamento
  • Spanish: alineación

Example Sentences Including 'alignment'

"I was thinking more of the alignment of interior with the exterior.
Clive Barker COLDHEART CANYON (2001)
The magnetic field of the brain was in alignment with the backbone.
Sillitoe, Alan The Open Door
With her back held in the correct postural alignment she rose from the sofa.
Salley Vickers MR GOLIGHTLY'S HOLIDAY (2003)


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