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Webster 1913 Edition


Arrangement

Ar-range′ment

,
Noun.
[Cf. F.
arrangement
.]
1.
The act of arranging or putting in an orderly condition; the state of being arranged or put in order; disposition in suitable form.
2.
The manner or result of arranging; system of parts disposed in due order; regular and systematic classification;
as,
arrangement
of one’s dress; the Linnæan
arrangement
of plants.
3.
Preparatory proceeding or measure; preparation;
as, we have made
arrangement
for receiving company
.
4.
Settlement; adjustment by agreement;
as, the parties have made an
arrangement
between themselves concerning their disputes; a satisfactory
arrangement
.
5.
(Mus.)
(a)
The adaptation of a composition to voices or instruments for which it was not originally written.
(b)
A piece so adapted; a transcription;
as, a pianoforte
arrangement
of Beethoven's symphonies; an orchestral
arrangement
of a song, an opera, or the like.

Webster 1828 Edition


Arrangement

ARRANGEMENT

, n.
1.
The act of putting in proper order; the state of being put in order; disposition in suitable form.
2.
That which is disposed in order; system of parts disposed in due order.
The interest of that portion of social arrangement is in the hands of all those who compose it.
3.
Preparatory measure; previous disposition; as, we have made arrangements for receiving company.
4.
Final settlement; adjustment by agreement; as, the parties have made an arrangement between themselves concerning their disputes; a popular use of the word.
5.
Classification of facts relating to a subject, in a regular, systematic order; as the Linnean arrangement of plants.

Definition 2022


Arrangement

Arrangement

See also: arrangement

German

Noun

Arrangement n (genitive Arrangements, plural Arrangements)

  1. arrangement

Declension

Synonyms

arrangement

arrangement

See also: Arrangement

English

Noun

arrangement (plural arrangements)

  1. The act of arranging.
  2. The manner of being arranged.
  3. A collection of things that have been arranged.
  4. A particular way in which items are organized.
    • 2013 July-August, Fenella Saunders, Tiny Lenses See the Big Picture”, in American Scientist:
      The single-imaging optic of the mammalian eye offers some distinct visual advantages. Such lenses can take in photons from a wide range of angles, increasing light sensitivity. They also have high spatial resolution, resolving incoming images in minute detail. It’s therefore not surprising that most cameras mimic this arrangement.
  5. (in the plural) Preparations for some undertaking.
  6. An agreement.
  7. (music) An adaptation of a piece of music for other instruments, or in another style.

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French

Etymology

arranger + -ment

Pronunciation

Noun

arrangement m (plural arrangements)

  1. arrangement