Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act or process of arranging.
  • noun The condition, manner, or result of being arranged; disposal.
  • noun A collection of things that have been arranged.
  • noun A provision or plan made in preparation for an undertaking.
  • noun An agreement or settlement; a disposition.
  • noun An adaptation of a composition for other instruments or voices or for another style of performance.
  • noun A composition so arranged.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of arranging or putting in proper order; the state of being put in order; disposition in suitable form.
  • noun That which is disposed in order; a system of parts disposed in due order; any combination of parts or materials.
  • noun The style or mode in which things are arranged.
  • noun Preparatory measure or negotiation; previous disposition or plan; preparation: commonly in the plural: as, we have made arrangements for a journey.
  • noun Final settlement; adjustment by agreement: as, the arrangement of a dispute.
  • noun In music: The adaptation of a composition to voices or instruments, or to a purpose, for which it was not originally designed. A piece so adapted; a transcription: as, an orchestral arrangement of a song, an opera, or the like.
  • noun Structure, form.

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

  • noun The act of arranging or putting in an orderly condition; the state of being arranged or put in order; disposition in suitable form.
  • noun The manner or result of arranging; system of parts disposed in due order; regular and systematic classification
  • noun Preparatory proceeding or measure; preparation.
  • noun Settlement; adjustment by agreement
  • noun The adaptation of a composition to voices or instruments for which it was not originally written.
  • noun A piece so adapted; a transcription

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of arranging.
  • noun The manner of being arranged.
  • noun A collection of things that have been arranged.
  • noun A particular way in which items are organized.
  • noun plural Preparations for some undertaking.
  • noun An agreement.
  • noun music An adaptation of a piece of music for other instruments, or in another style.

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

  • noun the thing arranged or agreed to
  • noun a piece of music that has been adapted for performance by a particular set of voices or instruments
  • noun an organized structure for arranging or classifying
  • noun the act of arranging and adapting a piece of music
  • noun an orderly grouping (of things or persons) considered as a unit; the result of arranging
  • noun the spatial property of the way in which something is placed

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From French arrangement.

Examples

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  • "Where the policy is divided into a number of distinct arrangements ('Arrangements') where benefits are capable of being taken from on Arrangement or group of Arrangements separately from other Arrangements, then this policy amendment will not apply to any Arrangements in respect of which the relevant policy proceeds have already been applied to provide benefits. The policy amendment will apply to all other Arrangements under the policy."

    - policy amendment, Norwich Union.

    July 6, 2008