align

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From Middle English alynen, alinen (copulate), Middle French aligner, from Old French alignier.

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align (third-person singular simple present aligns, present participle aligning, simple past and past participle aligned)

  1. (intransitive) To form in line; to fall into line.
  2. (transitive) To adjust or form to a line; to range or form in line; to bring into line.
  3. (transitive, computing) To store (data) in a way that is consistent with the memory architecture, i.e. by beginning each item at an offset equal to some multiple of the word size.
  4. (intransitive) To adhere oneself with a group or a way of thinking.
  5. (bioinformatics)To organize a linear arrangement of DNA, RNA or protein sequences which have regions of similarity.

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