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Meaning of “arrangement” in the English Dictionary

"arrangement" in British English

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arrangementnoun

uk   us   /əˈreɪndʒ.mənt/
  • 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 tomove the ​prisoners to another ​jail. What are ​yourcurrentchildcare 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 ​withdrawmoney from this ​account by (​prior) arrangement (= after making ​plans to do so) with the ​bank.

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  • 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.
(Definition of arrangement from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"arrangement" in American English

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arrangementnoun [C]

 us   /əˈreɪndʒ·mənt/
  • arrangement noun [C] (WRITING MUSIC)

a ​plan for how the ​parts of a ​piece of ​music can be ​played by a ​particularinstrument or ​instruments: an arrangement for ​trumpet and ​cello
  • arrangement noun [C] (POSITION)

a ​particular way in which things are put together or ​placed: a ​flower arrangement
  • arrangement noun [C] (PLAN)

a ​plan or ​preparation for something, esp. for something to ​happen in a ​particular way: She had an arrangement to ​work at ​home two ​days a ​week. Since the ​hotel was ​full, we had to make other arrangements.
(Definition of arrangement from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"arrangement" in Business English

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arrangementnoun

uk   us   /əˈreɪndʒmənt/
[C, usually plural] a ​plan or preparation for how something will ​happen: make an arrangement There wasn't enough ​time for him to make alternative arrangements.arrangement (for sb) to do sth Some ​people have very complicated arrangements to ​avoidpayingtax. funeral/​travel arrangements
[C or U] COMMERCE a ​formalagreement between two ​companies, ​groups, or ​people, which ​provides an ​advantage to each: This is a mutually beneficial arrangement for both ​companies. distribution/​marketing/​purchasing/​supply arrangementarrangement with sb In the company's attempts to ​cutcosts it has ​ended its arrangement with its biggest ​supplier.
[C, usually singular] FINANCE a ​formalagreement that ​allows someone who is having difficulty ​paying a ​debt to ​pay it back over a ​longerperiod of ​time or to ​pay back only a ​part of the ​totalamount
(Definition of arrangement from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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