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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.
Translations of “alignment”
in Chinese (Traditional) 位置, 列隊,排列整齊…
in Chinese (Simplified) 位置, 列队,排整齐…
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