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English noun: alignment

1. alignment (group) an organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact or treaty

Synonymsalinement, alliance, coalition

Broader (hypernym)organisation, organization

Narrower (hyponym)Allies, Allies, allies, Axis, axis, bloc, Central Powers, combination, entente, entente cordiale, global organization, international organisation, international organization, Northern Alliance, popular front, United Front, world organisation, world organization

Member holonymally

Antonymsnonalignment, nonalinement

2. alignment (attribute) the spatial property possessed by an arrangement or position of things in a straight line or in parallel lines

Broader (hypernym)arrangement, placement

Narrower (hyponym)true

3. alignment (event) (astronomy) apparent meeting or passing of two or more celestial bodies in the same degree of the zodiac


Broader (hypernym)encounter, meeting

Narrower (hyponym)inferior conjunction, superior conjunction

Domain categoryastronomy, uranology

4. alignment (act) the act of adjusting or aligning the parts of a device in relation to each other

Broader (hypernym)adjustment, readjustment, registration

Narrower (hyponym)camber, toe-in

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