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ALIGNMENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does alignment mean? 

ALIGNMENT (noun)
  The noun ALIGNMENT has 4 senses:

1. an organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact or treaty
2. the spatial property possessed by an arrangement or position of things in a straight line or in parallel lines
3. (astronomy) apparent meeting or passing of two or more celestial bodies in the same degree of the zodiac
4. the act of adjusting or aligning the parts of a device in relation to each other

  Familiarity information: ALIGNMENT used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


ALIGNMENT (noun)


Sense 1alignment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact or treaty

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

alignment; alinement; coalition; alliance

Hypernyms ("alignment" is a kind of...):

organisation; organization (a group of people who work together)

Meronyms (members of "alignment"):

ally (a friendly nation)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "alignment"):

Axis (in World War II the alliance of Germany and Italy in 1936 which later included Japan and other nations)

entente; entente cordiale (an informal alliance between countries)

popular front (a leftist coalition organized against a common opponent)

global organization; international organisation; international organization; world organisation; world organization (an international alliance involving many different countries)

Allies (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)

Central Powers (in World War I the alliance of Germany and Austria-Hungary and other nations allied with them in opposing the Allies)

Allies (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)

axis; bloc (a group of countries in special alliance)

allies (an alliance of nations joining together to fight a common enemy)

combination (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))

Northern Alliance; United Front (a multiethnic alliance in Afghanistan who practice a moderate form of Islam and are united in their opposition to the Taliban)

Antonym:

nonalignment (people (or countries) who are not aligned with other people (or countries) in a pact or treaty)


Sense 2alignment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The spatial property possessed by an arrangement or position of things in a straight line or in parallel lines

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("alignment" is a kind of...):

arrangement; placement (the spatial property of the way in which something is placed)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "alignment"):

true (proper alignment; the property possessed by something that is in correct or proper alignment)


Sense 3alignment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(astronomy) apparent meeting or passing of two or more celestial bodies in the same degree of the zodiac

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

alignment; conjunction

Hypernyms ("alignment" is a kind of...):

encounter; meeting (a casual or unexpected convergence)

Domain category:

astronomy; uranology (the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "alignment"):

inferior conjunction ((astronomy) the alignment of the Earth and a planet on the same side of the sun)

superior conjunction ((astronomy) the alignment of the Earth and a planet on the opposite side of the sun)


Sense 4alignment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of adjusting or aligning the parts of a device in relation to each other

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("alignment" is a kind of...):

adjustment; readjustment; registration (the act of adjusting something to match a standard)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "alignment"):

camber (the alignment of the wheels of a motor vehicle closer together at the bottom than at the top)

toe-in (the alignment of the front wheels of a motor vehicle closer together at the front than at the back)


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