Noun alignment has 4 senses
  1. alliance, coalition, alignment, alinement - an organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact or treaty
    --1 is a kind of organization, organisation
    --1 has members: ally
    Antonyms: nonalignment, nonalinement
    --1 has particulars:
     combination; allies; bloc, axis; Allies; Central Powers; Allies; Axis; entente, entente cordiale; popular front; world organization, world organisation, international organization, international organisation, global organization; Northern Alliance, United Front
    Derived form: verb align3
  2. alignment - the spatial property possessed by an arrangement or position of things in a straight line or in parallel lines
    --2 is a kind of
    placement, arrangement
    --2 has particulars: true
    Derived form: verb align1
  3. conjunction, alignment - (astronomy) apparent meeting or passing of two or more celestial bodies in the same degree of the zodiac
    --3 is a kind of meeting, encounter
    --3 has particulars: inferior conjunction; superior conjunction
  4. alignment - the act of adjusting or aligning the parts of a device in relation to each other
    --4 is a kind of
    adjustment, registration, readjustment
    --4 has particulars: camber; toe-in
    Derived forms: verb align2, verb align4