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From Middle English alynen, alinen (copulate), from Middle French aligner, from Old French alignier.


  • (UK) IPA(key): /əˈlaɪn/, /æˈlaɪn/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aɪn


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.
  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 or match the behaviour, thoughts, etc of another person.
    Synonyms: coordinate, synchronize
  5. (bioinformatics) To organize a linear arrangement of DNA, RNA or protein sequences which have regions of similarity.

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