Arrangement



an act of arranging; state of being arranged.
the manner or way in which things are arranged:
a tactful arrangement of the seating at dinner.
a final settlement; adjustment by agreement:
The arrangement with the rebels lasted only two weeks.
Usually, arrangements. preparatory measures; plans; preparations:
They made arrangements for an early departure.
something arranged in a particular way:
a floral arrangement; the arrangement of chairs for the seminar.
Music.

the adaptation of a composition to voices or instruments, or to a new purpose.
a piece so adapted.

final arrangements, the planning or scheduling of funeral services and burial:
Final arrangements are still pending.
Contemporary Examples

I made an arrangement to live in temporary housing, I lived apart from my family for seven weeks.
The Reality Behind Up in the Air Nicole LaPorte January 30, 2010

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Thank Congress, Not LBJ for Great Society Julian Zelizer, Scott Porch January 3, 2015

In Boston, Fitzpatrick spent nearly a decade trying to unravel what he calls “the Bulger arrangement.”
Robert Fitzpatrick’s Memoir Reveals Attempts to Stop Whitey Bulger T.J. English January 26, 2012

Since 1989, this arrangement has provided a workable degree of stability, but one based on an equilibrium of unstable elements.
Is Syria Being ‘Lebanized’ or is Lebanon Being ‘Syrianized’? Hussein Ibish August 28, 2013

Neither auction house would discuss the arrangement for this report, but it was, by many accounts, an unusual one.
Steve Wynn’s $33 Million Rembrandt Steve Friess August 15, 2010

Historical Examples

The appearance of the ke and the arrangement of its bridges are shown in Fig. 17.
A Popular History of the Art of Music W. S. B. Mathews

Sometimes this arrangement was made to save the master trouble.
Biography of a Slave Charles Thompson

War itself had become a matter of arrangement, bargain, and diplomacy.
New Italian sketches John Addington Symonds

Probably then the stair and the room below had been an arrangement for the musicians.
Weighed and Wanting George MacDonald

Amy had made the calculation, and wondered what was the cause of this arrangement.
New Grub Street George Gissing

noun
the act of arranging or being arranged
the form in which things are arranged: he altered the arrangement of furniture in the room
a thing composed of various ordered parts; the result of arranging: a flower arrangement
(often pl) a preparatory measure taken or plan made; preparation
an agreement or settlement; understanding
an adaptation of a piece of music for performance in a different way, esp on different instruments from those for which it was originally composed
an adaptation (of a play, etc) for broadcasting
n.

1727, from French arrangement, from arranger “arrange” (see arrange).

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