Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of alining; the act of laying out or regulating by a line; an adjusting to a line.
- n. The state of being so adjusted; the line of adjustment; especially, in military, the state of being in line: as, the alinement of a battalion; the alinement of a camp.
- n. In engineering: The ground-plan of a railway or other road, in distinction from the gradients or profile. The ground-plan of a fort or field-work.
- n. Also written allinement, alignment, alignement, allignment.
- n. In archaeology, megaliths arranged in single, parallel, or converging rows.
- n. alternative spelling of alignment.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Same as alignment.
- n. an organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact or treaty
“Slate normally occurs from say eustry mud which becomes mudstone - this is then folded due to tectonic action and the pressure causes changes so that you get an alinement of say mica along the fold axis - this is the cleavage and is what the slate is split down.”
“How else explain the alinement of the cubes behind the Keeper against the globes and pyramids remaining loyal to the will of the”
“We are establishing the first measures and establishing the school plan, and guiding the general alinement on which each school is drafting its workplan.”
“The school plan is the only educational plan and, as the alinement expressed it, the party organizations must assure the measures needed for its success.”
“As soon as proper alinement and provisioning of the troops at Carlisle were assured, he would proceed to Williamsport, Fort Cumberland and Bedford.”
“The alinement was by class and section rather than by party; and inflationists and advocates of the redemption of the bonds in currency were to be found not only among the rank and file but also among the leaders of both parties.”
“The traveler of a generation ago over this particular section of the Santa Fe lines might have felt that there was some truth in this criticism; but the Atchison has long since cut out these idiosyncrasies of early construction, and the main line in this section of New Mexico is now noted for alinement and absence of curves and grades.”
“This ruled glass plate is an alinement test plate for detecting defects in alinement.”
“Looking at the coupling illustrated in Fig. 67, it will be seen that something here is much better adapted to dealing with troubles of alinement.”
“There is practically no play between the teeth, but there exists a small annular clearance between the periphery of the heads and the inside bore of the sleeve, which allows a slight lack of alinement to exist between the two spindles, without any strain whatever being felt by the coupling sleeve E.”
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