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arrangement

noun uk   /əˈreɪndʒ.mənt/ us  

arrangement noun (PLAN)

B1 [C usually plural] a plan for how something will happen: They'd made all the arrangements for the party. [+ to infinitive] Arrangements were made to move the prisoners to another jail. What are your current childcare arrangements?B2 [C or U] an agreement between two people or groups about how something happens or will happen: [+ that] We had an arrangement that he would clean the house and I would cook. I'm sure we can come to an arrangement (= reach an agreement). You can only withdraw money from this account by (prior) arrangement (= after making plans to do so) with the bank.
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arrangement noun (POSITION)

B2 [C] a group of objects that have been put in a particular order or position: There was a striking arrangement of dried flowers on the table.

arrangement noun (MUSIC)

[C] a piece of music that has had changes made to it so that it can be played in a different way, especially by different instruments: This new arrangement of the piece is for saxophone and piano.
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