[uh-lahyn-muh nt] /əˈlaɪn mənt/
an adjustment to a line; arrangement in a straight line.
the line or lines so formed.
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.
a state of agreement or cooperation among persons, groups, nations, etc., with a common cause or viewpoint.
a ground plan of a railroad or highway.
Archaeology. a line or an arrangement of parallel or converging lines of upright stones or menhirs.
the act or instance of restoring or changing to a previous or different position
arrangement in a straight line
the line or lines formed in this manner
alliance or union with a party, cause, etc
proper or desirable coordination or relation of components
a ground plan of a railway, motor road, etc
(archaeol) an arrangement of one or more ancient rows of standing stones, of uncertain significance
(psychol) integration or harmonization of aims, practices, etc within a group
(psychol) identification with or matching of the behaviour, thoughts, etc of another person
1790, “arrangement in a line,” from French alignement, from aligner (see align). Political sense is from 1933.
[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 […]
[ree-uh l, reel] /ˈri əl, ril/ noun 1. the amount of goods and services that money income will buy. Income measured in terms of the goods and services it can buy.
[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 […]
[ree-uh-lahyz] /ˈri əˌlaɪz/ verb (used with object), realized, realizing. 1. to grasp or understand clearly. 2. to make real; give reality to (a hope, fear, plan, etc.). 3. to bring vividly to the mind. 4. to convert into cash or money: to realize securities. 5. to obtain as a profit or income for oneself by […]