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a·lign·ment

(ă-līn'ment),
1. The longitudinal position of a bone or limb.
2. The act of bringing into line.
3. In dentistry, the arrangement of the teeth in relation to the supporting structures and the adjacent and opposing dentitions.
[Fr. aligner, to line up, fr. L. linea, line]

alignment

The process of lining up two or more protein (or nucleic acid) sequences to assess the similarity of their amino acids, which is used to compare the relatedness (identity) of one protein to others, but also to evaluate evolutionary conservation.

a·lign·ment

(ă-līn'mĕnt)
1. The longitudinal position of a bone or limb.
2. dentistry The arrangement of the teeth in relation to the supporting structures and the adjacent and opposing dentitions.
[Fr. aligner, to line up, fr. L. linea, line]

a·lign·ment

(ă-līn'mĕnt)
In dentistry, the arrangement of the teeth in relation to the supporting structures and the adjacent and opposing dentitions.
[Fr. aligner, to line up, fr. L. linea, line]
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Over five years have passed since the memorandum of understanding on CPEC was signed in 2013 and progress on the western alignment remains virtually nonexistent.
Balochistan is also home to a section of the eastern alignment, i.e., the Basima-Khuzdar road.
The PoleMaster alignment process has several steps, requiring you to first match the actual star field to the software's built-in template of known stars around Polaris.
In conducting the SI for the skirting alignment option, all boreholes were located outside the CCNR.
However, it was found that the forest road alignment optimization model was an effective decision support tool to investigate the trade-offs between economic and environmental considerations in locating forest road alignments.
The general form of above alignments is illustrated in Figure 3, where the cross-alignments take place between the neighboring words [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] and [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]; that is, [i.sub.end] = [i.sub.begin] +1.
Deckert and colleagues (8) assessed pelvic alignment in dancers by measuring single-frame images extracted from video recordings of dancers performing ballet barre exercises.
We have even manufactured a custom system for Fighter jets tire alignment. The sky is the limit," Tess Winningham, CEO and co-founder added.
In broad sense, the fine INS initial alignment can be divided into three types [7], which are quasi-stationary alignment that assumes the INS is stationary with respect to the Earth [8, 9], GNSS alignment that uses position and velocity information to aid INS alignment [10, 11], and transfer alignment which uses position or velocity and sometimes attitude from the master INS [12,13].
The coronal mechanical axis alignment and femoral valgus angle were measured on preoperative, full-length radiographs [Figure 1].
In the fine alignment procedure, gyrocompass alignment, Kalman filter, and parameter identification method are the mostly used techniques to deal with alignment problems in SINS [15-17].
However, the compliance device generally is such a mating device, which has been proposed to aid the alignment and insertion during the assembly operation.