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alignment

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CIDE DICTIONARY

alignmentn. [F. alignement.].
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The ground-plan of a railway or other road, in distinction from the grades or profile.  [1913 Webster]

THESAURUS

alignment

accommodation, adaptation, adjustment, affiliation, alliance, amalgamation, analogy, association, bearings, cahoots, coadunation, coalescence, coalition, coextension, colleagueship, collegialism, collegiality, collineation, combination, comradeship, concurrence, confederacy, confederation, confraternity, consolidation, copartnership, copartnery, disorientation, equidistance, federation, fellowship, fraternalism, fraternity, fraternization, freemasonry, fusion, hookup, inclusion, incorporation, integration, league, merger, nondivergence, orientation, parallelism, partnership, sodality, sorority, tie-in, tie-up, unification, union

ROGET THESAURUS

alignment

Direction

N direction, management, managery, government, gubernation, conduct, legislation, regulation, guidance, bossism, legislature, steerage, pilotage, reins, reins of government, helm, rudder, needle, compass, guiding star, load star, lode star, pole star, cynosure, supervision, superintendence, surveillance, oversight, eye of the master, control, charge, board of control, command, premiership, senatorship, director, chair, portfolio, statesmanship, statecraft, kingcraft, queencraft, ministry, ministration, administration, stewardship, proctorship, agency, director, directing, hegemonic, at the helm, at the head of, direction, bearing, course, vector, set, drift, tenor, tendency, incidence, bending, trending, dip, tack, aim, collimation, steering steerage, point of the compass, cardinal points, North East, South, West, N by E, ENE, NE by N, NE, rhumb, azimuth, line of collimation, line, path, road, range, quarter, line of march, alignment, allignment, air line, beeline, straight shoot, directed, directed towards, pointing towards, bound for, aligned, with alligned with, direct, straight, undeviating, unswerving, straightforward, North, Northern, Northerly, towards, on the road, on the high road to, en avant, versus, to, hither, thither, whither, directly, straight as an arrow, forwards as an arrow, point blank, in a bee line to, in a direct line to, as the crow flies, in a straight line to, in a bee line for, in a direct line for, in a straight line for, in a bee line with, in a direct line with, in a straight line with, in a line with, full tilt at, as the crow flies, before the wind, near the wind, close to the wind, against the wind, windwards, in the wind's eye, through, via, by way of, in all directions, in all manner of ways, quaquaversum, from the four winds, the shortest distance between two points is a stra.


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