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realignment

noun
     
re‧a‧lign‧ment [uncountable and countable]
1 when something is changed and organized in a different way [= reorganization]
realignment of
a realignment of the company's management structure
2 when people stop supporting one group and start to support and work together with a different group
realignment of
There is now a need for a realignment of political parties.
3 when the parts of something are arranged so that they return to their correct positions in relation to each other:
the realignment of several major roads

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