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arrangement Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun the thing arranged or agreed to
    • they made arrangements to meet in Chicago
  2. noun an orderly grouping (of things or persons) considered as a unit; the result of arranging
    • a flower arrangement
  3. noun an organized structure for arranging or classifying
    organization; organisation; system.
    • he changed the arrangement of the topics
    • the facts were familiar but it was in the organization of them that he was original
    • he tried to understand their system of classification
  4. noun the spatial property of the way in which something is placed
    • the arrangement of the furniture
    • the placement of the chairs
  5. noun a piece of music that has been adapted for performance by a particular set of voices or instruments
    musical arrangement.
  6. noun the act of arranging and adapting a piece of music
    arranging; transcription.

Ar*range"ment noun
Cf. F. arrangement.
  1. The act of arranging or putting in an orderly condition; the state of being arranged or put in order; disposition in suitable form.
  2. The manner or result of arranging; system of parts disposed in due order; regular and systematic classification; as, arrangement of one's dress; the Linnæan arrangement of plants.
  3. Preparatory proceeding or measure; preparation; as, we have made arrangement for receiving company.
  4. Settlement; adjustment by agreement; as, the parties have made an arrangement between themselves concerning their disputes; a satisfactory arrangement.
  5. (Mus.) (a) The adaptation of a composition to voices or instruments for which it was not originally written. (b) A piece so adapted; a transcription; as, a pianoforte arrangement of Beethoven's symphonies; an orchestral arrangement of a song, an opera, or the like.

Webster 1913

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