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 identify with or match the behaviour, thoughts, etc of another person.
  5. (bioinformatics)To organize a linear arrangement of DNA, RNA or protein sequences which have regions of similarity.

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