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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


Synonymsconjunction


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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