- alignments1) N-VAR An alignment is support for a particular group, especially in politics, or for a side in a quarrel or struggle.
He refused to compromise the church by a particular political alignment...
His increasing alignment with the Reagan administration nearly cost him re-election.Syn:2) N-UNCOUNT The alignment of something is its position in relation to something else or to its correct position.
They shunned the belief that there is a link between the alignment of the planets and events on the Earth.Syn:
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Alignment — is the adjustment of an object in relation with other objects, or a static orientation of some object or set of objects in relation to others. * An alignment of megaliths: see stone row. * An alignment (archaeology) in archaeology is a secondary… … Wikipedia
Alignment — (engl. für „Ausrichtung“, „Anordnung“, Positionierung auf Linie ) bezeichnet: Sequenzalignment, in Biologie und Bioinformatik die Untersuchung biologischer Sequenzen (wie Nukleinsäure oder Aminosäuresequenzen) auf funktionelle oder evolutionäre… … Deutsch Wikipedia
alignment — [ə līn′mənt] n. 1. an aligning or being aligned; esp., a) arrangement in a straight line b) a condition of close cooperation [a new alignment of European nations] 2. a line or lines formed by aligning 3. Engineering a ground plan, as of a… … English World dictionary
Alignment — A*lign ment, n. [F. alignement.] 1. The act of adjusting to a line; arrangement in a line or lines; the state of being so adjusted; a formation in a straight line; also, the line of adjustment; esp., an imaginary line to regulate the formation of … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
alignment — index affiliation (connectedness), confederacy (compact), league, persuasion, relationship (connection) … Law dictionary
Alignment — [engl.], Ausrichtung … Universal-Lexikon
alignment — (n.) 1790, arrangement in a line, from Fr. alignement, from aligner (see ALIGN (Cf. align)). Political sense is from 1933 … Etymology dictionary
alignment — [n] lining up adjustment, arrangement, calibration, order, positioning, sequence, sighting; concepts 721,727 … New thesaurus
alignment — noun 1 arrangement in correct position ADJECTIVE ▪ correct, proper VERB + ALIGNMENT ▪ bring sth into PREPOSITION ▪ in alignment … Collocations dictionary
alignment —  When referring to wheel alignment, it is the proper adjustment of a vehicle s front or rear suspension for camber, toe in, toe out, kingpin inclination or steering axis inclination, and turning radius or toe out on turns, caster, and ride… … Dictionary of automotive terms
alignment — a|lign|ment [əˈlaınmənt] n 1.) [U] the state of being arranged in a line with something or parallel to something alignment of ▪ the geometrical alignment of the Sun, Moon and Earth at the eclipse out of/into alignment ▪ The wheels were out of… … Dictionary of contemporary English