English version


From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishrealignmentre‧a‧lign‧ment /ˌriːəˈlaɪnmənt/ noun [countable, uncountable]  1 RELATIONSHIPwhen something is changed and organized in a different way syn reorganizationrealignment of a realignment of the company’s management structure2 when people stop supporting one group and start to support and work together with a different grouprealignment of There is now a need for a realignment of political parties.3 ARRANGE A GROUP OF THINGS OR PEOPLEwhen 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
Examples from the Corpus
realignmentWith the benefit of hindsight it can be seen that the 1980 breakthrough for the Republicans did not herald a realignment.But the chances of such a realignment happening seem slight.Anyone seeking to include the Liberals in realignment on the left is not only misguided.Then too, the setting up of new structures forces institutional realignment and overhaul.Most of the recent party-switchers have come from southern states, where political realignment in the post-Reagan era has been most dramatic.But this is a rolling realignment that started long before Haley Barbour was involved.They waste time negotiating for the realignment of hierarchical authority and the top management commitment of those who have it.the realignment of broken bonesThe realignment of these societies was necessarily slow, their central value-systems resistant to change.realignment ofThe senator called for a realignment of the political parties.
From Longman Business Dictionaryrealignmentre‧a‧lign‧ment /ˌriːəˈlaɪnmənt/ noun [countable, uncountable]1ECONOMICSa change in the exchange rate between currenciesa realignment of currency values2a change in the way that a company is organizedThe corporate realignment involved moving senior managers to the company headquarters in Santa Monica.
Pictures of the day
What are these?
Click on the pictures to check.