arrangement

[uh-reynj-muhnt]
noun
1.
an act of arranging; state of being arranged.
2.
the manner or way in which things are arranged: a tactful arrangement of the seating at dinner.
3.
a final settlement; adjustment by agreement: The arrangement with the rebels lasted only two weeks.
4.
Usually, arrangements. preparatory measures; plans; preparations: They made arrangements for an early departure.
5.
something arranged in a particular way: a floral arrangement; the arrangement of chairs for the seminar.
6.
Music.
a.
the adaptation of a composition to voices or instruments, or to a new purpose.
b.
a piece so adapted.
Idioms
7.
final arrangements, the planning or scheduling of funeral services and burial: Final arrangements are still pending.

Origin:
1720–30; < French; see arrange, -ment

rearrangement, noun
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arrangement (əˈreɪndʒmənt)
 
n
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

rearrange (ˌriːəˈreɪndʒ)
 
vb
1.  to put (something) into a new order: to rearrange the lighting
2.  to put (something) back in its original order after it has been displaced
3.  to fix a new date or time for (something postponed): to rearrange a match
 
rear'ranger
 
n
 
rear'rangement
 
n

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arrangement
c.1743, from Fr. arrangement, from arranger (see arrange).
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Example sentences for rearrangement
The curtius rearrangement converts carboxylic acids to isocyanates.
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