align

Definitions

General Science

  • verb to position something along an axis or line
  • verb to add spaces between words in a line to make sure that the line of text fills the whole line and that the column or page has straight sides

Aviation

Computing

  • verb to make sure that the characters to be printed are spaced and levelled correctly, either vertically or horizontally
  • verb to arrange numbers into a column with all figured lines up against the right hand side (right-aligned) or the left-hand side (left-aligned)
  • verb to ensure that a read/write head is correctly positioned over the recording medium

Electronics

  • To arrange, position, or synchronize a component, circuit, or device in a manner that allows for proper or optimal functioning. For example, the positioning of a read/write head.
  • To arrange or position a component, circuit, or device in a manner that allows for proper installation. For example, the installation of a memory chip.

Information & Library Science

  • verb to place two objects side by side in a line

Politics

  • verb to give support publicly to a political group or party
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