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noun arrangement pronunciation in American English /əˈreɪndʒmənt/ 
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  1. 1
    [countable] [often plural] a way of organizing things so that problems are solved or avoided

    I'm staying with Sally until my heating gets fixed – it's just a temporary arrangement.

    make an arrangement:

    Her husband is away, so she'll have to make other childcare arrangements.

    1. a.


      [plural] practical plans for managing the details of an event involving many people

      How are the wedding arrangements coming along?

      sleeping/seating arrangements

  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] an agreement or plan that you make with someone else
    arrangement with:

    They have an arrangement with Pepsi-Cola to share distribution facilities.

    come to an arrangement:

    We're trying to come to an arrangement about who should pay the legal fees.

    by arrangement:

    Evening meals are available by arrangement (=if you agree in advance).

  3. 4
    [countable] music a piece of music that has been changed for a particular type of voice or instrument

    He will play his own arrangement of Handel's Water Music.


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