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Alinement vs. Alignment: Mastering the Correct Spelling

Edited by Sumera Saeed || By Sawaira Riaz || Updated on October 12, 2023
"Alinement" is an outdated spelling, whereas "Alignment" is the standard contemporary spelling referring to the arrangement in a straight line or in proper position.

Which is correct: Alinement or Alignment

How to spell Alignment?

Alinement is Incorrect

Alignment is Correct

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Key Differences

Relate the word "align" with "Alignment", both having the "align" prefix.
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Recall that "line" is within "Alignment" as something that can be straight.
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Remember that most modern documents use "Alignment"; old ones might have "Alinement".
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Think of "Alignment" as "A-line-ment" where objects are brought to a line.
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Envision the word "sign" inside "align" guiding towards the right direction.
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Alignment Definitions

Arrangement in a straight line or in correct relative positions;
The alignment of the stars allowed for a beautiful view.
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Oct 12, 2023
A position of agreement or alliance;
Their political alignment was evident in their joint statements.
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Oct 12, 2023
The route or course of a road or railroad;
The new alignment of the highway reduced travel time.
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The act of aligning parts of a device;
The mechanic checked the wheel alignment of the car.
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Oct 12, 2023
The proper positioning or state of adjustment of parts;
Alignment in yoga poses is crucial for safety.
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Arrangement or position in a straight line or in parallel lines.
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The process of adjusting parts so that they are in proper relative position
A set of gears needs periodic alignment.
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The condition of having parts so adjusted
Binocular lenses that are out of alignment will yield a double image.
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A ground plan
Blueprints for the building included an alignment and a profile.
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The act of aligning or the condition of being aligned.
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An arrangement or alliance of groups
A new alignment of factions in the party.
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An arrangement or positioning of players
A defensive alignment.
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The grouping or positioning of teams, as in a conference or league.
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An arrangement of items in a line.
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The process of adjusting a mechanism such that its parts are aligned; the condition of having its parts so adjusted.
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An alliance of factions.
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(AI) The goals and values of an artificial intelligence, considered relative to human ethical standards.
The alignment problem
The alignment tax
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(RPG) One of a set number of moral positions or philosophies a character can take.
An alignment chart
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(astronomy) The conjunction of two celestial objects.
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(transport) The precise route or course taken by a linear way (road, railway, footpath, etc.) between two points.
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(bioinformatics) A way of arranging DNA, RNA or protein sequences in order to identify regions of similarity.
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The act of adjusting to a line; arrangement in a line or lines; the state of being so adjusted; a formation in a straight line; also, the line of adjustment; esp., an imaginary line to regulate the formation of troops or of a squadron.
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The ground-plan of a railway or other road, in distinction from the grades or profile.
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An organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact or treaty
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The spatial property possessed by an arrangement or position of things in a straight line or in parallel lines
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(astronomy) apparent meeting or passing of two or more celestial bodies in the same degree of the zodiac
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The act of adjusting or aligning the parts of a device in relation to each other
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FAQs

Why is it called Alignment?

It's called "Alignment" because it originates from the verb "align" which means to arrange in a straight line.
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Oct 12, 2023

Which vowel is used before Alignment?

The context determines the vowel; no specific inherent vowel.
Aimie Carlson
Oct 12, 2023

What is the plural form of Alignment?

The plural form is "alignments".
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Oct 12, 2023

What is the verb form of Alignment?

The verb form is "align".
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What is the pronunciation of Alignment?

The pronunciation is /əˈlaɪnmənt/.
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What is the singular form of Alignment?

"Alignment" is already in the singular form.
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Oct 12, 2023

What is the root word of Alignment?

The root word is "align".
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Which article is used with Alignment?

Both "a" and "the" can be used with "alignment" based on context.
Harlon Moss
Oct 12, 2023

Is Alignment an abstract noun?

Yes, it can be considered abstract when it refers to intangible concepts like beliefs or alliances.
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Oct 12, 2023

Which preposition is used with Alignment?

"In" as in "in alignment with".
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Is Alignment a noun or adjective?

"Alignment" is a noun.
Aimie Carlson
Oct 12, 2023

Is Alignment an adverb?

No, "alignment" is not an adverb.
Janet White
Oct 12, 2023

Is Alignment a negative or positive word?

Generally neutral, but can be seen as positive when referring to harmony or proper arrangement.
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Is Alignment a countable noun?

Yes, "alignment" is a countable noun.
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Oct 12, 2023

What is another term for Alignment?

"Arrangement" or "positioning".
Janet White
Oct 12, 2023

What is the second form of Alignment?

There's no second form as "alignment" is a noun and not a verb.
Aimie Carlson
Oct 12, 2023

Which conjunction is used with Alignment?

Any conjunction can be used with "alignment" based on sentence structure.
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How many syllables are in Alignment?

Three syllables.
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Is Alignment a collective noun?

No, "alignment" is not a collective noun.
Harlon Moss
Oct 12, 2023

How do we divide Alignment into syllables?

A-lign-ment.
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What is a stressed syllable in Alignment?

The second syllable "lign" is stressed.
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Oct 12, 2023

Which determiner is used with Alignment?

Determiners like "this", "that", "my", etc., can be used with "alignment".
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What is the third form of Alignment?

There's no third form as "alignment" is a noun and not a verb.
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Oct 12, 2023

What is the opposite of Alignment?

Misalignment or disarray.
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What is the first form of Alignment?

The first form is "align".
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Is Alignment a vowel or consonant?

"Alignment" is a word composed of both vowels and consonants.
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Is the Alignment term a metaphor?

Not inherently, but can be used metaphorically in some contexts.
Aimie Carlson
Oct 12, 2023

Is the word Alignment is imperative?

No, "alignment" is not in imperative form.
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Oct 12, 2023

What part of speech is Alignment?

"Alignment" is a noun.
Janet White
Oct 12, 2023

How is Alignment used in a sentence?

The alignment of the ancient stones at the site suggests a ceremonial purpose.
Harlon Moss
Oct 12, 2023
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