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Definition of "alignment" []

  • Arrangement or position in a straight line or in parallel lines. (noun)
  • The process of adjusting parts so that they are in proper relative position: A set of gears needs periodic alignment. (noun)
  • The condition of having parts so adjusted: Binocular lenses that are out of alignment will yield a double image. (noun)
  • A ground plan: Blueprints for the building included an alignment and a profile. (noun)
  • The act of aligning or the condition of being aligned. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "alignment" in a sentence
  • "It's very easy to make your own predefined colors or to change a title alignment or even to change a button icon size."
  • "It's very easy to make your own predefined color or to change a title alignment or even to change a button icon size."
  • "The current “liberal” alignment is none of these things."