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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Alignment  \A*lign"ment\,  n.  [F.  alignement.] 
  1.  The  act  of  adjusting  to  a  line  arrangement  in  a  line  or 
  lines;  the  state  of  being  so  adjusted;  a  formation  in  a 
  straight  line  also  the  line  of  adjustment;  esp.,  an 
  imaginary  line  to  regulate  the  formation  of  troops  or  of  a 
  squadron. 
 
  2.  (Engin.)  The  ground-plan  of  a  railway  or  other  road,  in 
  distinction  from  the  grades  or  profile. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  alignment 
  n  1:  an  organization  of  people  (or  countries)  involved  in  a  pact 
  or  treaty  [syn:  {alliance},  {coalition},  {alinement}] 
  [ant:  {nonalignment}] 
  2:  the  spatial  property  possessed  by  an  arrangement  or  position 
  of  things  in  a  straight  line  or  in  parallel  lines 
  3:  (astronomy)  apparent  meeting  or  passing  of  two  or  more 
  celestial  bodies  in  the  same  degree  of  the  zodiac  [syn:  {conjunction}] 
  4:  the  act  of  adjusting  or  aligning  the  parts  of  a  device  in 
  relation  to  each  other 




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