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ALIGNMENT (from Fr. d and ligne, the ...

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Originally appearing in Volume V01, Page 663 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ALIGNMENT (from Fr. d and ligne, the Lat. Linea, a line), a setting in line, generally straight, or the way in which the line runs; an 'expression used in surveying, drawing, and in military arrangements, the alignment of a regiment or a camp meaning the situation when drawn up in line or the relative position of the tents. The alignment of a rifle has reference to the way of getting the sights into line with the object, so as to aim correctly.
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