arrangement

[[t]əre͟ɪnʤmənt[/t]]
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arrangements
1) N-COUNT: usu pl, oft N for n, N to-inf Arrangements are plans and preparations which you make so that something will happen or be possible.

The staff is working frantically on final arrangements for the summit...

She telephoned Ellen, but made no arrangements to see her...

I am in charge of all the travel arrangements.

2) N-COUNT: also by N An arrangement is an agreement that you make with someone to do something.

The caves can be visited only by prior arrangement...

Her class teacher made a special arrangement to discuss her progress at school once a month.

3) N-COUNT: with supp An arrangement of things, for example flowers or furniture, is a group of them displayed in a particular way.

The house was always decorated with imaginative flower arrangements.

...an arrangement of dark-blue armchairs around a coffee table.

4) N-COUNT: usu with supp If someone makes an arrangement of a piece of music, they change it so that it is suitable for particular voices or instruments, or for a particular performance.

...an arrangement of a well-known piece by Mozart...

Glen Bronka wrote his own orchestral arrangements.


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  • arrangement — (n.) 1727, from Fr. arrangement, from arranger arrange (see ARRANGE (Cf. arrange)) …   Etymology dictionary

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