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English definition of “alignment”

alignment

noun uk   /əˈlaɪn.mənt/ us  

alignment noun (POSITION)

[U] an arrangement in which two or more things are positioned in a straight line or parallel to each other: The problem is happening because the wheels are out of alignment with each other.

alignment noun (SUPPORT)

[C] an agreement between a group of countries, political parties, or people who want to work together because of shared interests or aims: New alignments are being formed within the business community.
(Definition of alignment from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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