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align definition


This page has 5 definitions of align in English. Align is a verb. Examples of how to use align in a sentence are shown. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .


In alignment and out of alignment

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From Middle English alynen, alinen (copulate), from Middle French aligner, from Old French alignier, from a- + lignier, from Latin lineare (make straight or perpendicular), from the noun linea (line), from līneus (flaxen; flaxen [thing]), from līnum (flax), likely ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *līnom (compare linen).



align (third-person singular simple present aligns, present participle aligning, simple past and past participle aligned)

  1. (intransitive) To form a line; to fall into line.
    The pedestrians aligned in such a way that from above they made a pyramidal pattern.
  2. (transitive) To adjust or form to a line; to range or form in line; to bring into line.
  3. (transitive, computing) To store (data) in a way that is consistent with the memory architecture, i.e. by beginning each item at an offset equal to some multiple of the word size.
  4. (intransitive) To identify with, match, or support the behaviour, thoughts, etc. of another person, organization, or country.
    Synonyms: ally, support
  5. (bioinformatics) To organize a linear arrangement of DNA, RNA or protein sequences which have regions of similarity.

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