realignment

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Etymology[edit]

re- +‎ alignment

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  • IPA(key): /ˌɹiːjəˈlaɪnmənt/

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realignment (countable and uncountable, plural realignments)

  1. The act of realigning or something realigned.
    • 1963 October, “L.T. Circle to be diverted”, in Modern Railways, page 262:
      London Transport announce that a contract worth nearly £1.2 million has been let for civil engineering work entailed in the realignment of the Circle and Metropolitan Lines and the Widened Lines between Moorgate and Aldersgate stations.
    • 2021 October 6, Greg Morse, “The need for speed and the drive for 125”, in RAIL, number 941, page 51:
      To enable high-speed running to be maximised on the Western specifically, some signals were re-spaced, while track realignments at seven sites between Acton, Box Tunnel and Bristol Parkway enabled line speeds to be raised.

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