Re-alignment



[uh-lahyn-muh nt] /əˈlaɪn mənt/

noun
1.
an adjustment to a line; arrangement in a straight line.
2.
the line or lines so formed.
3.
the proper adjustment of the components of an electronic circuit, machine, etc., for coordinated functioning:
The front wheels of the car are out of alignment.
4.
a state of agreement or cooperation among persons, groups, nations, etc., with a common cause or viewpoint.
5.
a ground plan of a railroad or highway.
6.
Archaeology. a line or an arrangement of parallel or converging lines of upright stones or menhirs.
/əˈlaɪnmənt/
noun
1.
arrangement in a straight line
2.
the line or lines formed in this manner
3.
alliance or union with a party, cause, etc
4.
proper or desirable coordination or relation of components
5.
a ground plan of a railway, motor road, etc
6.
(archaeol) an arrangement of one or more ancient rows of standing stones, of uncertain significance
7.
(psychol) integration or harmonization of aims, practices, etc within a group
8.
(psychol) identification with or matching of the behaviour, thoughts, etc of another person
n.

also realignment, 1850, from re- + alignment.
n.

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

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