Definition of alignment:
- The act of adjusting to a line; arrangement in a line or lines; the state of being so adjusted; a formation in a straight line; also, the line of adjustment; esp., an imaginary line to regulate the formation of troops or of a squadron.
- The ground- plan of a railway or other road, in distinction from the grades or profile.
confederation, arrangement, fusion, conjugation, bond, junction, connective, conglutination, colligation, coincidence, alliance, order, allying, conjunction, coalescence, concretion, conjunctive, concurrence, association, coalition, alinement, coalescency, co-occurrence, continuative.
As against the figure of President Wilson there stands that of the Emperor William of Germany, whose policies indirectly precipitated the war and impelled the alignment of nations to defend themselves against his autocratic domination.- "Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights", Kelly Miller.
The localization of oil pools is evidently determined partly by original organic deposition, often in alignment with old shore lines, and partly by the structural, textural, and other conditions which trap the oil in its migration from the source.- "The Economic Aspect of Geology", C. K. Leith.
Our officers and men on Seminary Ridge were looking at Pickett's division from its rear; the blue men were looking upon it from its front; from neither position could the alignment be seen; to them it looked straight and fine; but that line passed by me so that I looked along it, and I know that it was swayed and bent long before it fired a shot.- "Who Goes There?", Blackwood Ketcham Benson.