alignment

alignment
/euh luyn"meuhnt/, n.
1. an adjustment to a line; arrangement in a straight line.
2. the line or lines so formed.
3. the proper adjustment of the components of an electronic circuit, machine, etc., for coordinated functioning: The front wheels of the car are out of alignment.
4. a state of agreement or cooperation among persons, groups, nations, etc., with a common cause or viewpoint.
5. a ground plan of a railroad or highway.
6. Archaeol. a line or an arrangement of parallel or converging lines of upright stones or menhirs.
Also, alinement.
[1780-90; ALIGN + -MENT; r. earlier alignement < F]

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      monument consisting of multiple rows of large upright stones, primarily located in Brittany and built during Neolithic and Early Bronze times. See megalith.

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