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Alignment   /əlˈaɪnmənt/   Listen
Alignment

noun
1.
An organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact or treaty.  Synonyms: alinement, alliance, coalition.
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.  Synonym: conjunction.
4.
The act of adjusting or aligning the parts of a device in relation to each other.






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"Alignment" Quotes from Famous Books



... southern counties voted solidly to sustain the Illinois delegation in its opposition to the Proviso.[320] While not a strict sectional vote, it showed plainly enough the rift in the Democratic party. A disruptive issue had been raised. For the moment a re-alignment of parties on geographical lines seemed imminent. This was precisely the trend in national politics at ...
— Stephen A. Douglas - A Study in American Politics • Allen Johnson

... plan required to provide sufficient resources to successfully execute the full range of missions called for in the national homeland security strategy described in paragraph (1) and the homeland security mission areas outlined under paragraph (2); (5) include an assessment of the organizational alignment of the Department with the national homeland security strategy referred to in paragraph (1) and the homeland security mission areas outlined under paragraph (2); and (6) review and assess the effectiveness ...
— Homeland Security Act of 2002 - Updated Through October 14, 2008 • Committee on Homeland Security, U.S. House of Representatives

... trimmed. Each carbon when in position is held against two rectangular guide bars by the pressure of a wire spring—see figure. In this way the carbon is pressed against two parallel knife edges, and is therefore always in true alignment. The action of the lamp is very simple, the working parts are few and solidly constructed, and the regulation, as exhibited by the lamps running in the galleries, ...
— Scientific American Supplement, No. 711, August 17, 1889 • Various



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