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unaligned

Line breaks: un|aligned
Pronunciation: /ʌnəˈlʌɪnd
 
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Definition of unaligned in English:

adjective

1Not placed or arranged in a straight line, in parallel, or in correct relative positions: unaligned diagonals
More example sentences
  • In this demonstration, 30 vehicles exhibit unaligned collision avoidance behavior.
  • We present a new method for the identification of conserved patterns in a set of unaligned related protein sequences.
  • But that quartet of loving and resentful, wounding and forgiveness-begging infighters - sometimes funny, sometimes pathetic, and ultimately tragic - is now a car with unaligned wheels lurching ahead on a bumpy road.
2Not allied with or giving support to a particular organization or cause.
Example sentences
  • He led Israel out of the bloc of unaligned nations and adopted a pro-Western orientation.
  • I draw to the attention of the previous speaker, who claims to be from the only unaligned party, the fact he gave a speech that could have been given by either of the two old parties, and I do not believe that he has examined the bill correctly.
  • In that context, could no one be an unaligned refugee?

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