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noun     arrangement pronunciation in British English
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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?

  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. 3
    [countable/uncountable] a set of things that have been arranged to look attractive

    a floral arrangement

    1. a.
      the way that things are arranged in a particular order or pattern

      the arrangement of bones in the skull

  4. 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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