Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective in or brought into line with or into proper relative position; -- of spatial position.
  • adjective brought into agreement or cooperation on the side of a faction, party, or cause. Opposite of nonaligned.
  • adjective brought into a straight or uniformly curved line.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of align.
  • adjective referring to something that has an alignment with something else
  • adjective allied

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective in a straight line
  • adjective brought into agreement or cooperation on the side of a faction, party, or cause

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Examples

  • Getting those materials aligned is a challenge that manufacturers have mastered only in small areas.

    Rethinking the Light Bulb

  • You have to admire the gusto with which Palin aligned herself with the Founding Fathers in spirited defense of the Pledge and the "under God" phrase, despite the fact that both were written long after the founders (and the framers, for that matter) were dead and buried.

    Palin and the Pledge - Swampland - TIME.com

  • Li, the criminal law expert, said the definition roughly aligned with those of other countries.

    The Seattle Times

  • V is the way the pistons and cylinders are aligned, which is in a V shape.

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  • V is the way the pistons and cylinders are aligned, which is in a V shape.

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  • This graph shows the job losses from the start of the employment recession, in percentage terms aligned at the bottom of the recession (Both the 1991 and 2001 recessions were flat at the bottom, so the choice was a little arbitrary).

    Calculated Risk

  • There needs to be a lot more debate and consideration of the nature of such a standard: the naive idea that an insufficient technology could be adopted as the sole standard even though it patently did not support the features required by the market dominating products (and putting aside any issues of whether ODF 1.0 and Office 2007 could have been better aligned, which is a different issue.)

    New: All Things O'Reilly

  • Perlman said he believed Nebraska is much more "aligned" with the Big Ten than the Big 12 when it comes to academics, culture and athletics.

    Nebraska Will Seek Big Ten Membership

  • "Alibaba Group has communicated to Yahoo! that Yahoo's statement that it is 'aligned' with the position Google took last week was reckless given the lack of facts in evidence," Alibaba spokesman John Spelich said Saturday.

    Google In China LIVE BLOG: Latest Updates On Google's Threat To Leave

  • Executives are "aligned" with shareholder interests through stock-based compensation.

    Sally Kohn: How Japan's Other Hybrid Can Save American Jobs

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