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"arrangement" in British English

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arrangementnoun

uk   /əˈreɪndʒ.mənt/ 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 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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(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 particular instrument 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.
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"arrangement" in Business English

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arrangementnoun

uk   /əˈreɪndʒmənt/ us  
[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 avoid paying tax. funeral/travel arrangements
[C or U] COMMERCE a formal agreement 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 cut costs it has ended its arrangement with its biggest supplier.
[C, usually singular] FINANCE a formal agreement that allows someone who is having difficulty paying a debt to pay it back over a longer period of time or to pay back only a part of the total amount
(Definition of arrangement from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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