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English noun: arrangement

1. arrangement (cognition) the thing arranged or agreed to

SamplesThey made arrangements to meet in Chicago.


Broader (hypernym)planning, preparation, provision

Narrower (hyponym)collusion, prearrangement

2. arrangement (group) an orderly grouping (of things or persons) considered as a unit; the result of arranging

SamplesA flower arrangement.

Broader (hypernym)group, grouping

Narrower (hyponym)aestivation, array, categorisation, categorization, classification, contrivance, estivation, floral arrangement, flower arrangement, formation, lash-up, order, ordering, ordination, scaffold, tableau, tableau vivant, venation, vernation

3. arrangement (cognition) an organized structure for arranging or classifying

SamplesHe changed the arrangement of the topics.
The facts were familiar but it was in the organization of them that he was original.
He tried to understand their system of classification.

Synonymsorganisation, organization, system

Broader (hypernym)structure

Narrower (hyponym)calendar, classification system, contrivance, coordinate system, data structure, design, distribution, frame of reference, genetic map, kinship system, lattice, living arrangement, ontology, plan, reference frame, reference system, statistical distribution

4. arrangement (attribute) the spatial property of the way in which something is placed

SamplesThe arrangement of the furniture.
The placement of the chairs.


Broader (hypernym)position, spatial relation

Narrower (hyponym)alignment, balance, columniation, composing, composition, fenestration, formation, misalignment, proportion, proportionality, ramification, spacing, spatial arrangement, tandem

5. arrangement (communication) a piece of music that has been adapted for performance by a particular set of voices or instruments

Synonymsmusical arrangement

Broader (hypernym)composition, musical composition, opus, piece, piece of music

Narrower (hyponym)instrumentation, orchestration

6. arrangement (act) the act of arranging and adapting a piece of music

Synonymsarranging, transcription

Broader (hypernym)composing, composition

Narrower (hyponym)instrumentation, orchestration, orchestration, rearrangement

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