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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (4)

1. an organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact or treaty;
[syn: alliance, coalition, alignment, alinement]

2. the spatial property possessed by an arrangement or position of things in a straight line or in parallel lines;

3. (astronomy) apparent meeting or passing of two or more celestial bodies in the same degree of the zodiac;
[syn: conjunction, alignment]

4. the act of adjusting or aligning the parts of a device in relation to each other;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Alignment \A*lign"ment\, n. [F. alignement.] 1. 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] 2. (Engin.) The ground-plan of a railway or other road, in distinction from the grades or profile. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

alignment n 1: an organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact or treaty [syn: alliance, coalition, alignment, alinement] [ant: nonalignment, nonalinement] 2: the spatial property possessed by an arrangement or position of things in a straight line or in parallel lines 3: (astronomy) apparent meeting or passing of two or more celestial bodies in the same degree of the zodiac [syn: conjunction, alignment] 4: the act of adjusting or aligning the parts of a device in relation to each other
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

52 Moby Thesaurus words for "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