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Alignment may refer to:


  • Archaeology 1
  • Biology 2
  • Engineering 3
  • Technology 4
  • Linguistics and Typography 5
  • Other uses 6
  • See also 7




  • Road alignment, the route of a road, defined as a series of horizontal tangents and curves, as defined by planners and surveyors
  • Railway alignment, three-dimensional geometry of track layouts
  • Transfer alignment, a process for initializing and calibrating the inertial navigation system on a missile or torpedo.
  • Shaft alignment, in mechanical engineering, aligning two or more shafts with each other
  • Wheel alignment, automobile wheel and suspension angles which affect performance and tire wear


  • Alignment level, an audio recording/engineering term for a selected point in the audio that represents a reasonable sound level
  • Business-IT alignment, how well an organization is able to use Information Technology to achieve objectives
  • Data structure alignment, arranging data in computer memory to fit machine design, also known more simply as an alignment structure
  • Partition alignment, letting address ranges of hard disk drive partions start at certain physical boundaries or at multiples of units such as 1 MB

Linguistics and Typography

Other uses

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