alignment - definition and synonyms

noun [countable/uncountable] 

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  1. 1
    the position that something is in when it is straight or in the correct place in relation to other things

    The bridge was gradually brought into alignment.

  2. 2
    the organization of activities or systems so that they match or fit well together

    The bill would bring US employment law into closer alignment with global practice.

  3. 3
    support for a group, political party, or country

    There were two main forms of political alignment in 17th-century England.