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Definition of the noun alignment

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noun - plural: alignments

  1. an organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact or treaty
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • synonyms of alignment: alinement / alliance / coalition
    • antonym of alignment: nonalignment
    • more generic words: organisation / organization = a group of people who work together
    • more specific terms:
      • combination = an alliance of people or corporations or countries for a special purpose
      • allies = an alliance of nations joining together to fight a common enemy
      • axis / bloc = a group of countries in special alliance
      • 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
      • Central Powers = in World War I the alliance of Germany and Austria-Hungary and other nations allied with them in opposing the Allies
      • 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
      • Axis = in World War II the alliance of Germany and Italy in 1936 which later included Japan and other nations
      • entente cordiale / entente = an informal alliance between countries
      • popular front = a leftist coalition organized against a common opponent
      • international organisation / international organization / global organization / world organisation / world organization = an international alliance involving many different countries
      • 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
    • member: ally = a friendly nation
  2. the spatial property possessed by an arrangement or position of things in a straight line or in parallel lines
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • more generic words: arrangement / placement = the spatial property of the way in which something is placed
    • more specific word: true = proper alignment
  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
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic words: adjustment / readjustment / registration = the act of adjusting something to match a standard
    • more specific words:
      • 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

Alternative definition of the noun alignment

noun

  1. An arrangement of items in a line.
  2. The process of adjusting a mechanism such that its parts are aligned; the condition of having its parts so adjusted.
  3. An alliance of factions.
  4. [astronomy] The conjunction of two celestial objects.
  5. [transport] The precise route or course taken by a linear way (road, railway, footpath, etc.) between two points.
  6. [gaming] In a roleplaying game, one of a set number of philosophical attitudes a character can take.

Specialised definition of the noun alignment

Glossary of sports / wrestling

the way the wrestler's head, shoulders, hips, knees, and feet are lined up vertically

Music

  1. "Alignment" is a musical album of Tashi Wada.
    • released in (6 years ago)
  2. "Alignment" is a musical EP of The Airplane Boys.
    • released on
  3. "Alignment" is a musical album of Zyce.

Miscellanea

  1. Alignment: In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, alignment is a categorization of the ethical and moral perspective of people, creatures, and societies.
    • also known as 阵营
  2. The Alignment is the name of two defunct Israeli political alliances. Each of these Alignment parties later merged into what is now the Labor Party.
  3. Alignment: In some role-playing games, alignment is a categorisation of the moral and ethical perspective of the player characters, non-player characters, monsters, and societies in the game.
  4. Alignment: An alignment in archaeology is a secondary or circumstantial form of evidence used to associate features such as postholes by virtue of their physical relationships rather than stratigraphic ones. Features dissected by latter intrusions can have their constituent parts re-associated by looking at alignments.

Phrases with Alignment

  1. alignment chart
  2. Alignment Diagram

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Alignment

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Google previewThis is how Love Works (2000)

9 Essential Secrets You Need to Know by Steven Carter

Healthy alignment means being able to choose honesty over political correctness .

Google previewAlgorithms for Biological Network Alignment

A multiple network alignment is an equivalence relation a over the nodes V = V\ U • • • U Vj. The equivalence relation...

Google previewResearch in Computational Molecular Biology (2008)

12th Annual International Conference, RECOMB 2008, Singapore, March 30 - April 2, 2008, Proceedings by Martin Vingron, Limsoon Wong

A multiple network alignment is an equivalence relation a over the nodes V = V1 ∪···∪ Vd. An equivalence relation is...

Google previewChildren Moving, A Reflective Approach to Teaching Physical Education (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Alignment is the adjustment of an object in relation with other objects, or a static orientation of some object or set of...

used to associate features such as postholes ∙ Alignment refers to the moral and ethical perspective of the player characters, ...

Google previewIntroduction to Bioinformatics using Action Labs (2016)

by Jean-Louis Lassez, Ryan Rossi, Stephen Sheel

Local alignment is the alignment of portions (rather than the entire sequence length) of two nucleic acid or amino acid...

the rest of the protein and possessing its own function Multiple sequence Alignment is a bioinformatics tool that compares ...

Google previewAct of Teaching (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Alignment refers to the moral and ethical perspective of the player characters, nonplayer characters, monsters, and societies in the game. ∙ This meaning applies inparticular to Alignment in the Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game. It has a ...

Google previewComputer Aided Systems Theory – EUROCAST 2005 (2005)

10th International Conference on Computer Aided Systems Theory, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, February 7-11, 2005, Revised Selected Papers by Roberto Moreno-Díaz, Franz Pichler, Alexis Quesada Arencibia

Multiple Sequence Alignment is an essential tool in the analysis and comparison of biological sequences.

Sequence Alignment Sequence alignment is a method to determine the similarity between two se- ...

Google previewSocial Studies for the Elementary and Middle Grades (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Alignment is the adjustment of an object in relation with other objects, or a static orientation of some object or set of...

used to associate features such as postholes ∙ Alignment refers to the moral and ethical perspective ofthe player characters, ...

Google previewTransforming the School Counseling Profession (2016)

Education, Education by CTI Reviews

Alignment refers to the moral and ethical perspective of the player characters, nonplayer characters, monsters, and societies in the game. ∙ This meaning applies inparticular to Alignment in the Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game. It has a ...

Google previewSuccessful Schools and Education Accountability, Concepts and Skills to Meet Leadership Challenges (2016)

Education, Education by CTI Reviews

or circumstantial form of evidence used to associate features such as postholes ∙ Alignment refers to the moral and ethical perspective of the player characters, nonplayer characters, monsters, and societies in the game. ∙ This meaningapplies ...

Google previewMeeting Standards Through Integrated Curriculum (2004)

by Susan M. Drake, Rebecca Crawford Burns

Internal alignment is an iterative process. Teachers need to constantly check and recheck to ensure that all the pieces of the standards connect to the actual learning experiences. The section in this chapter on interpreting and analyzing ...

Google previewNursing Interventions & Clinical Skills (2015)

by Anne Griffin Perry, Patricia A. Potter, Wendy Ostendorf

The term body alignment refers to the conditions of the joints, tendons, ligaments, and muscles in various body positions.

Body alignment means that the body is in line with the pull of gravity and contributes to body balance. Without this ...

Google previewParallel Text Processing (2013)

Alignment and Use of Translation Corpora by Jean Véronis

INTRODUCTION Bilingual alignment is the task of identifying the correspondence between locations of fragments in a text and its translation. Word alignment is the task of identifying such correspondences between source and target word ...

Google previewThe Sapiential Discourses: Universal Wisdom, Book II (2014)

by Elliott Eli Jackson

The Ratius alignment is the position of each planet now as it stands. The Ratius alignment is the phrase or name given by the universe (us) for the positions that all planets in your solar system find themselves in now. We state to you that, in the ...

Google previewCompeting in the Information Age (2003)

Align in the Sand by Jerry N. Luftman

Alignment is the perennial chart topper on top-ten lists of information technology (IT) issues. For at least 15 years, it has been at or near number one in studies conducted by academics, consultants, and research firms. Educating ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Optimization (2001)

To solve the alignment problem, computation and data mapping functions Cj and Dk have to be computed such as to minimize the overall execution time of the resulting ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Qualitative Research Methods (2008)

by Lisa M. Given

Mid-Level Alignment Theory of Action Theory of Action Theory of Action Theory of Use Theory of Use Aligning Theories of Action and Use to Reduce the Gap Source: Fetterman, D. M. (2005). A window into the heart and soul of empowerment ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Parallel Computing (2011)

by David Padua

One approach toward determining homology entails the use of sequence- alignment algorithms that maximize the similarity between two sequences. For homology modeling, these alignments could be used to obtain the likely amino- acid ...

Google previewRoutledge Encyclopedia of Translation Technology (2014)

by Sin-Wai Chan

linköping university, sweden The alignment concept In the context of translation, alignment refers to a process of relating parts of a source text to parts of a target text. As with the term translation itself, alignment may also refer to a product, the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of E-Collaboration (2007)

by Kock, Ned

Dynamic enterprise alignment (DEA) model (Adapted from Barney,. ing high-technology marketplace. Therefore, based on Venkatraman and Henderson (1998) virtual organizing model, a third “hybrid” collaborative organization can ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Communities of Practice in Information and Knowledge Management (2005)

by Coakes, Elayne

Knowledge Management and Business Alignment in Virtual Enterprise Integration Business alignment in VE integration is complex and challenging, as alignment has to incorporate immaterial components in the relationships within the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Biometrics (2009)

I - Z. by Stan Z. Li

Figure 2 Hand shape alignment. Two scans of the same hand: (a–b) original images, (c) hand shapes extracted from (a) and (b) overlaid, and (d) finger aligned shapes (Mean alignment error = 2.20 pixels). H Hand Shape. Figure 3 Hand ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Language Development (2014)

by Patricia J. Brooks, Vera Kempe

Someofthese alignment effects are observed on a turnbyturn basis (e.g.,a child's syntactic choice being determined bythesyntax of a conversational partner's immediately preceding utterance), whereas othersappearto bemore gradualand ...

Google previewThe Routledge Encyclopedia of Second Language Acquisition (2012)

by Peter Robinson

and re-establishing interpersonal alignment, which they treat as synonymous with intersubjectivity, or mutual orientations to and understandings of what participants are doing in interaction. Stivers (2008) has gone further in developing ...

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Quotes about Alignment

Just as your car runs more smoothly and requires less energy to go faster and farther when the wheels are in perfect alignment, you perform better when your thoughts, feelings, emotions, goals, and values are in balance. (Brian Tracy)
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The value of this 9-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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