Meaning of alignment

a•lign•ment

Pronunciation: (u-līn'munt), [key]
— n.
  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. a line or an arrangement of parallel or converging lines of upright stones or menhirs.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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