A crock. This is sometimes used affectionately; see hack.
[ree-ey-lee-uh, -al-ee-uh, rey-ah-lee-uh] /riˈeɪ li ə, -ˈæl i ə, reɪˈɑ li ə/ plural noun 1. Education. objects, as coins, tools, etc., used by a teacher to illustrate everyday living. 2. Philosophy. things that are real. /rɪˈeɪlɪə/ plural noun 1. real-life facts and material used in teaching n. “real things,” 1952, neuter plural of Late Latin […]
[eyl-yuh-ney-shuh n, ey-lee-uh-] /ˌeɪl yəˈneɪ ʃən, ˌeɪ li ə-/ noun 1. the act of , or of causing someone to become indifferent or hostile: The advocacy group fights against prejudice and social alienation of immigrants. 2. the state of being , withdrawn, or isolated from the objective world, as through indifference or disaffection: the group’s […]
[uh-lahyn] /əˈlaɪn/ verb (used with object) 1. to arrange in a straight line; adjust according to a line. 2. to bring into a line or . 3. to bring into cooperation or agreement with a particular group, party, cause, etc.: He aligned himself with the liberals. 4. to adjust (two or more components of an […]
[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 […]