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Definitions and Synonyms of alignment | Another word for alignment | What is alignment?

Definition 1: the act of adjusting or aligning the parts of a device in relation to each other - [noun denoting act]

(alignment is a kind of ...) the act of adjusting something to match a standard

(... is a kind of alignment ) the alignment of the wheels of a motor vehicle closer together at the bottom than at the top

(... is a kind of alignment ) the alignment of the front wheels of a motor vehicle closer together at the front than at the back

Definition 2: the spatial property possessed by an arrangement or position of things in a straight line or in parallel lines - [noun denoting attribute]

(alignment is a kind of ...) the spatial property of the way in which something is placed

"the arrangement of the furniture" "the placement of the chairs"

(... is a kind of alignment ) proper alignment; the property possessed by something that is in correct or proper alignment

"out of true"

Definition 3: (astronomy) apparent meeting or passing of two or more celestial bodies in the same degree of the zodiac - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for alignment in the sense of this definition

(alignment is a kind of ...) a casual or unexpected convergence

"he still remembers their meeting in Paris" "there was a brief encounter in the hallway"

(... is a kind of alignment ) (astronomy) the alignment of the Earth and a planet on the same side of the sun

(... is a kind of alignment ) (astronomy) the alignment of the Earth and a planet on the opposite side of the sun

(alignment belongs to category ...) the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole

Definition 4: an organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact or treaty - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for alignment in the sense of this definition

(alignment is a kind of ...) a group of people who work together

(... is a kind of alignment ) an alliance of people or corporations or countries for a special purpose (formerly to achieve some antisocial end but now for general political or economic purposes)

(... is a kind of alignment ) an international alliance involving many different countries

(... is a kind of alignment ) a leftist coalition organized against a common opponent

(... is a kind of alignment ) an informal alliance between countries

(... is a kind of alignment ) in World War II the alliance of Germany and Italy in 1936 which later included Japan and other nations

"the Axis opposed the Allies in World War II"

(... is a kind of alignment ) the alliance of nations that fought the Axis in World War II and which (with subsequent additions) signed the charter of the United Nations in 1945

(... is a kind of alignment ) in World War I the alliance of Germany and Austria-Hungary and other nations allied with them in opposing the Allies

(... is a kind of alignment ) in World War I the alliance of Great Britain and France and Russia and all the other nations that became allied with them in opposing the Central Powers

(... is a kind of alignment ) a group of countries in special alliance

(... is a kind of alignment ) an alliance of nations joining together to fight a common enemy

(... is a kind of alignment ) a multiethnic alliance in Afghanistan who practice a moderate form of Islam and are united in their opposition to the Taliban

(alignment is a member of ...) a friendly nation

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