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Two companies that manufactured rulers decided to align.

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  • align — (v.) early 15c., to copulate (of wolves, dogs), lit. to range (things) in a line, from M.Fr. aligner, from O.Fr. alignier set, lay in line, from à to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + lignier to line, from L. lineare, from linea (see LINE (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

  • V(D)J recombination — V(D)J recombination, also known as somatic recombination, is a mechanism of genetic recombination in the early stages of immunoglobulin (Ig) and T cell receptors (TCR) production of the immune system. V(D)J recombination nearly randomly combines… …   Wikipedia

  • Align — A*lign , v. t. [F. aligner; [ a] (L. ad) + ligne (L. linea) line. See {Line}, and cf. {Allineate}.] To adjust or form to a line; to range or form in line; to bring into line; to aline. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Align — A*lign , v. t. To form in line; to fall into line. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • align — v. (D; refl., tr.) to align with (the wheels must be aligned with the frame; he aligned himself with the left wing of the party) * * * [ə laɪn] (D;refl.,tr.) to alignwith (the wheels must be aligned with the frame; he aligned himself with the… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • align — v 1. straighten, collinate, parallel, range, rank, line up; adjust, arrange, regulate, sight, even, match up, fine tune, calibrate; get in line, fall in, get in order. 2.Usu. align with affiliate, associate, ally, join; become one of, cast one s… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • align — v.tr. 1 put in a straight line or bring into line (three books were neatly aligned on the shelf). 2 esp. Polit. (usu. foll. by with) bring (oneself etc.) into agreement or alliance with (a cause, policy, political party, etc.). Derivatives:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • align — [[t]əla͟ɪn[/t]] aligns, aligning, aligned 1) VERB If you align yourself with a particular group, you support them because you have the same political aim. [V pron refl prep] Of late, though, there have been signs that the prime minister is… …   English dictionary

  • align — a|lign [əˈlaın] v [Date: 1400 1500; : French; Origin: aligner, from ligne line ] 1.) [T] to publicly support a political group, country, or person that you agree with align yourself with sb/sth ▪ Church leaders have aligned themselves with the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • align — aligner, n. /euh luyn /, v.t. 1. to arrange in a straight line; adjust according to a line. 2. to bring into a line or alignment. 3. to bring into cooperation or agreement with a particular group, party, cause, etc.: He aligned himself with the… …   Universalium

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