an act of arranging; state of being arranged.
the manner or way in which things are arranged: a tactful arrangement of the seating at dinner.
a final settlement; adjustment by agreement: The arrangement with the rebels lasted only two weeks.
Usually, arrangements. preparatory measures; plans; preparations: They made arrangements for an early departure.
something arranged in a particular way: a floral arrangement; the arrangement of chairs for the seminar.
the adaptation of a composition to voices or instruments, or to a new purpose.
a piece so adapted.
final arrangements, the planning or scheduling of funeral services and burial: Final arrangements are still pending.

1720–30; < French; see arrange, -ment

rearrangement, noun Unabridged
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arrangement (əˈreɪndʒmənt)
1.  the act of arranging or being arranged
2.  the form in which things are arranged: he altered the arrangement of furniture in the room
3.  a thing composed of various ordered parts; the result of arranging: a flower arrangement
4.  (often plural) a preparatory measure taken or plan made; preparation
5.  an agreement or settlement; understanding
6.  an adaptation of a piece of music for performance in a different way, esp on different instruments from those for which it was originally composed
7.  an adaptation (of a play, etc) for broadcasting

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Word Origin & History

c.1743, from Fr. arrangement, from arranger (see arrange).
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Idioms & Phrases


see make arrangements for.

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Example sentences
Ceratopsian dinosaurs have a wide array of horn arrangements and frill shapes,
  and some scientists suspect these ornaments are.
Giant white asparagus tied with string on a silver platter lie below vases
  filled with spectacular flower arrangements.
If approved, the museum then makes arrangements for returning the objects.
He made charcoal drawings of still-life arrangements, drew and redrew a human
  skeleton-and then drew it again, from memory.
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