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Alignment   /əlˈaɪnmənt/   Listen

An organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact or treaty.  Synonyms: alinement, alliance, coalition.
The spatial property possessed by an arrangement or position of things in a straight line or in parallel lines.
(astronomy) apparent meeting or passing of two or more celestial bodies in the same degree of the zodiac.  Synonym: conjunction.
The act of adjusting or aligning the parts of a device in relation to each other.

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"Alignment" Quotes from Famous Books

... spoke slowly, while there flashed before him in swift alignment all the details for which his profession stood: place and popularity and influence, the best of human and social ties, the fulfilled ambitions, the closest sort of contacts with his kind. All these he saw, as rounded out to their fullest measure. Beside them was himself, ...
— The Brentons • Anna Chapin Ray

... they new recruits from some military camp, now first to test their training in actual war? In the sunlight the long line of bayonets gleamed like burnished silver. As if fresh from the parade-ground they advanced with perfect alignment, their steps keeping martial time to the steady beat of the drum. It was a magnificent spectacle as the line advanced, a show of martial beauty which it seemed a shame to destroy by the rude hand ...
— Historical Tales, Vol. 2 (of 15) - The Romance of Reality • Charles Morris

... It threatens to throw everything out of alignment and prevent us from laying the steel if ...
— The Iron Trail • Rex Beach

... fetched her cape and hat. They were lying upon his table, and as she took them she could see the sheets of an unfinished letter. The writing was firm and fine, with the regular alignment and spacing of one who is deft about handwork. Her eye glanced over the page; the letter was in answer to a doctor in Baltimore, who had asked him to cooperate in preparing a surgical monograph. "I should ...
— The Web of Life • Robert Herrick

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