Definition of arrangement in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈrānjmənt/


1The 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, order, presentation, display;
grouping, organization, alignment
preparations, plan(s), provision(s);
planning, groundwork
1.1A thing that has been arranged in a neat or attractive way: 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) Plans or preparations 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: the travel agents have an arrangement with the hotel by special arrangement, students can take a course in other degree programs
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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.
agreement, deal, understanding, bargain, settlement, pact, modus vivendi
3 Music A composition adapted for performance with different instruments or voices than 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.
adaptation, orchestration, instrumentation
4 archaic A settlement of a dispute or claim.

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Syllabification: ar·range·ment

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