align

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v align place in a line or arrange so as to be parallel or straight "align the car with the curb","align the sheets of paper on the table"
    • v align bring (components or parts) into proper or desirable coordination correlation "align the wheels of my car","ordinate similar parts"
    • v align align oneself with a group or a way of thinking
    • v align be or come into adjustment with
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Align To adjust or form to a line; to range or form in line; to bring into line; to aline.
    • v. t Align To form in line; to fall into line.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • align See aline, alinement.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Align a-līn′ to regulate by a line: to arrange in line, as troops
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Quotations

  • Angela Carter
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    “I think it's one of the scars in our culture that we have too high an opinion of ourselves. We align ourselves with the angels instead of the higher primates.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. aligner,; à,L. ad,) + ligne,L. linea,) line. See Line, and cf. Allineate
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. aligner—L. ad, and linea, a line.

Usage

In literature:

While focusing on terrorism, this effort will strengthen our strategic alignments and transform the international environment.
"National Strategy for Combating Terrorism" by United States
But they intrenched opposite the new alignment, and brought up their big guns.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII)" by Various
The French military staff, as soon as they perceived the danger that threatened, proceeded to a new alignment of forces.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume II (of VIII)" by Various
The actual alignment was 90 to 6, as eight absent senators favored the resolution.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VI (of VIII)" by Various
The best we can do is to take short steps forward, to align each step to the tried ideals that have carried us thus far.
"Herbert Hoover" by Vernon Kellogg
He was aligned now along the very edge of the mattress.
"In a Little Town" by Rupert Hughes
However, it seemed a little late to shift the life alignments.
"Whispering Smith" by Frank H. Spearman
To keep up an alignment was out of the question.
"Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman" by J. H. (James Harvey) Kidd
In order to preserve the alignment of the vineyard, the stakes should be driven on the same side of every vine at a uniform distance.
"Manual of American Grape-Growing" by U. P. Hedrick
No sharpshooter ever aligned his sights more carefully than I did my feet.
"A Mountain Boyhood" by Joe Mills
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In poetry:

O harp and altar, of the fury fused,
(How could mere toil align thy choiring strings!)
Terrific threshold of the prophet's pledge,
Prayer of pariah, and the lover's cry,—
"To Brooklyn Bridge" by Harold Hart Crane

In news:

Each filament of the new Desulfobulbaceae doesn't merely represent the end-to-end alignment of many individual microbes , but should be a considered a single multicellular organism, said Nielsen.
When management attempts to improve functions without aligning them with the larger organization, it usually ends up hurting overall business performance.
I s shaft alignment still a source of problems for your rotating equipment.
The purpose of this revision is to make editorial and procedural changes to better align both TEOST method.
Republican-aligned Crossroads GPS is going up with a $25 million TV ad buy over the next month seeking to set the table for November's general election and define President Obama.
In machine translation, document alignment refers to finding correspondences between documents which are exact translations of each other.
We define pseudo-alignment as the task of finding topical-as opposed to exact-correspondences between documents in different languages.
The researchers used chemical vapor deposition to make forests of these nanotubes , then drew them into sheets with the majority of the nanotubes aligned in the same direction.
DES MOINES, Iowa — A dream alignment for numerologists has come true in the delivery room of a Des Moines hospital.
DES MOINES — A dream alignment for numerologists has come true in the delivery room of a Des Moines hospital.
DES MOINES, Iowa—A dream alignment for numerologists has come true in the delivery room of a Des Moines hospital.
Did you know that poor alignment of the eyes can disturb one's posture and cause headaches.
ARLINGTON – Jason Garrett made no apologies for trying an onside kick after the Cowboys grabbed a 10-7 lead in the second quarter of Sunday's 16-10 win, saying the Bucs' alignment begged for him to make the gamble.
Eruption and Alignment of Impacted Teeth with Multi-Purpose Attachments.
Nearly 500 production employees at the John Deere Ottumwa Works, Ottumwa , IA, will be laid off until later this year "to ensure that factory production is aligned with market demand," according to Deere & Company.
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In science:

However, the interpretation of polarimetry data requires clear understanding of processes of grain alignment and the naive rule of thumb that dust grains are aligned everywhere and with longer axes perpendicular to magnetic field may be misleading (see Goodman et al. 1995, Rao et al. 1998).
Physics of Grain Alignment
Thus in what follows we describe three periods of grain alignment theory. A more detailed treatment of various aspects of grain alignment the interested reader can find in earlier reviews (e.g.
Physics of Grain Alignment
Mechanical Alignment: Gold Process Gold mechanism is a process of mechanical alignment of grains.
Physics of Grain Alignment
Quantitative Treatment and Enhanced Magnetism The first detailed analytical treatment of the problem of D-G alignment was given by Jones & Spitzer (1967) who described the alignment of J using a Fokker-Planck equation.
Physics of Grain Alignment
The paramagnetic alignment of grains rotating with thermal velocities is small (see above) and therefore grains with a < ac are expected to be marginally aligned.
Physics of Grain Alignment
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