alignment

[ uh-lahyn-muh nt ]SEE DEFINITION OF alignment
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ALIGNMENT

As long as this alignment of forces could not be effected the retreat had to continue.

There was no alignment—regiments were dashed to pieces—everybody was mixed up.

The riflemen had learned their lesson, however, and maintained their alignment.

To preserve the alignment when marching; Guide Right (or left).

But this alignment was not the circumstance that struck me as singular.

In a moment more the bridge came into alignment with a clang.

It seems that this alignment is for a stabilization in leaping.

What this alignment signified may be judged from the following incident.

Let us face what all this means in the alignment of power in the world.

Examine them often and, if the least wear shows, improve the alignment.

WORD ORIGIN

1790, "arrangement in a line," from French alignement, from aligner (see align). Political sense is from 1933.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ALIGNMENT

arrangement

nounsomething that has been ordered
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