Definition of arrangement in English:


Line breaks: ar¦range|ment
Pronunciation: /əˈreɪn(d)ʒm(ə)nt


  • 1 [mass noun] The action, process, or result of arranging or being arranged: the arrangement of the furniture in the room
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    • The books of the OT and NT have reached their present number and arrangement by a process of adjustment and elimination over centuries.
    • If the Government wish to convince the Muslim community about the need to pay higher Haj charter fare, the process of charter arrangement must become transparent.
    • The shape of neurons varies with the number and arrangement of their processes.
    positioning, disposition, marshalling, ranging, ordering; order, array, presentation, display, exhibition, grouping; sorting, organization, system, alignment; filing, classification, categorizationpreparations, plans; planning, preparing, groundwork, provision
  • 1.1 [count noun] A thing that has been arranged in a neat or attractive way: flower arrangements an intricate arrangement of gravel paths
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    • You can order an arrangement of silk flowers only or a combination of silk and fresh flowers.
    • A woman fitting Subhaporn's description came into the shop and ordered a large arrangement of flowers.
    • They said they were impressed with the Longs' garden and all its features, including two small ponds and fountains, colourful flowers and plant arrangements.
  • 2 (usually arrangements) A plan or preparation for a future event: all the arrangements for the wedding were made
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    • This year the scramble in Claremorris will be on the first Saturday in July and John has already made preliminary arrangements for the event.
    • He must then suggest future arrangements for European cooperation.
    • Could we request the university authorities to make better arrangements for holding these events in future, so that all students can exercise their right to associate and speak freely?
  • 2.1An agreement with someone to do something: the travel agents have an arrangement with the hotel [mass noun]: by special arrangement, students can take a course in other degree programmes
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    • ‘The PCT has come to an arrangement with Hathaway Surgery and seven other local practices for the provision of this care,’ a spokesman said.
    • The sub-committee have come to an arrangement with other Waterford clubs to accommodate Tramore members who wish to play golf during those closed days.
    • The school had also come to an arrangement with a local pub for parents to use its car park when dropping or collecting their youngsters.
  • 3A musical composition arranged for performance with instruments or voices differing from those originally specified: Mozart’s symphonies in arrangements for cello and piano
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    • A body of such works as instrumental duets and arrangements of theatrical tunes for small ensembles was tailored to amateur musicians of limited abilities.
    • He therefore embarked on a series of arrangements for String Orchestra in an attempt to present the String Quartet medium to a wider audience.
    • He has published numerous supplementary books for college group instruction, as well as duet and duo piano arrangements for young students.
  • 4 archaic A settlement of a dispute or claim.

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