Definition of 'alignment'
Example sentences containing 'alignment'
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Brain transplants aren't available, so we have to bring the body into alignment with the brain. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The stripes act as visual cues for proper alignment. Times, Sunday Times (2009)One that requires superb teamwork if all its elements are to be kept in perfect alignment. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It may be that the garage did not correct the wheel alignment at all. Times, Sunday Times (2012) Wheel alignment can easily be knocked out of true by potholes. Times, Sunday Times (2012)My garage checked the wheel alignment and said it was fine. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But that will count for little if the alignment of alliances around the conference table is not perfect. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The correct way to do this is to put the steering wheel straight and then adjust the wheel alignment. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Both of these problems were caused by poor alignment of the pipes when the property was built about eight years ago. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Why is correct alignment so difficult? Winning Golf for Women (1993)This helps to lengthen the spine, which releases muscles and joints to improve body alignment. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Like your political alignment or religion, being green is a reflection of who you are. Times, Sunday Times (2010)A major challenge was to correct the alignment of the middle steam cylinder. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They understood friction because they saw the brake disc rubbing when they didn't get the wheel alignment right. Times, Sunday Times (2014)After practising with incorrect technique had caused him great pain, he focused on correct alignment and strict breath control. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The harvest moon and carpet of stars made it seem like a perfect alignment of the planets: absurdly good fun. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He says: 'The region currently benefits from a perfect alignment of the domestic and world economy. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Any sign that she's not the top of the class in ballet and she's sent to the sports physio to correct her knee alignment. The Sun (2011)
Trends of 'alignment'
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Translations for 'alignment'
British English: alignment NOUN
An alignment is support for a particular group, especially in politics, or for a side in a quarrel or struggle.
…an alignment of interests.
Definition of alignment from the Collins English Dictionary
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