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alignment

noun
     
a‧lign‧ment
1 [uncountable] the state of being arranged in a line with something or parallel to something
alignment of
the geometrical alignment of the Sun, Moon and Earth at the eclipse
out of/into alignment
The wheels were out of alignment.
2 [uncountable and countable] support given by one country or group to another in politics, defence etc
alignment with
their military alignment with the US

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