HyperDic: alignment

English > 4 senses of the word alignment:
NOUNgroupalignment, alliance, coalition, alinementan organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact or treaty
attributealignmentthe spatial property possessed by an arrangement or position of things in a straight line or in parallel lines
eventalignment, conjunction(astronomy) apparent meeting or passing of two or more celestial bodies in the same degree of the zodiac
actalignmentthe act of adjusting or aligning the parts of a device in relation to each other
alignment > pronunciation
Soundsahlay'nmahnt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > alignment: 4 senses > noun 1, group
MeaningAn organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact or treaty.
Synonymsalliance, coalition, alinement
MembersallyA friendly nation
NarrowerAlliesIn 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
AlliesThe 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
AxisIn World War II the alliance of Germany and Italy in 1936 which later included Japan and other nations
Central PowersIn World War I the alliance of Germany and Austria-Hungary and other nations allied with them in opposing the Allies
Northern Alliance, United FrontA multiethnic alliance in Afghanistan who practice a moderate form of Islam and are united in their opposition to the Taliban
alliesAn alliance of nations joining / joining together to fight a common enemy
bloc, axisA group of countries in special alliance
combinationAn 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)
entente, entente cordialeAn informal alliance between countries
popular frontA leftist coalition organized against a common opponent
world organization, world organisation, international organization, international organisation, global organizationAn international alliance involving many different countries
Broaderorganization, organisationA group of people who work together
Oppositenonalignment, nonalinementPeople (or countries) who are not aligned with other people (or countries) in a pact or treaty
Spanishalianza, coalición
Catalanaliança, coalició
Verbsalignalign oneself with a group or a way of thinking
English > alignment: 4 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningThe spatial property possessed by an arrangement or position of things in a straight line or in parallel lines.
NarrowertrueProper alignment
Broaderplacement, arrangementThe spatial property of the way in which something is placed
Spanishalineación, alineamiento
Verbsalignplace in a line or arrange so as to be parallel or straight
English > alignment: 4 senses > noun 3, event
Meaning(astronomy) apparent meeting or passing of two or more celestial bodies in the same degree of the zodiac.
Synonymconjunction
Categoryastronomy, uranologyThe branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole
Narrowerinferior 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
Broadermeeting, encounterA casual or unexpected convergence
Spanishconjunción
Catalanconjunció
English > alignment: 4 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningThe act of adjusting or aligning the parts of a device in relation to each other.
NarrowercamberThe alignment of the wheels of a motor vehicle closer together at the bottom than at the top
toe-inThe alignment of the front wheels of a motor vehicle closer together at the front than at the back
Broaderadjustment, registration, readjustmentThe act of adjusting something to match a standard
Spanishalineación, alineamiento
Catalanalineació
Verbsalignbring (components or parts) into proper or desirable coordination correlation
alignbe or come into adjustment with

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