from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act or process of arranging: the arrangement of a time and place for the meeting.
  • n. The condition, manner, or result of being arranged; disposal: provided flowers and saw to their arrangement.
  • n. A collection of things that have been arranged: the circular arrangement of megaliths called Stonehenge.
  • n. A provision or plan made in preparation for an undertaking. Often used in the plural: made arrangements for surgery.
  • n. An agreement or settlement; a disposition: Our dog will be looked after by arrangement with a neighbor.
  • n. Music An adaptation of a composition for other instruments or voices or for another style of performance.
  • n. Music A composition so arranged.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of arranging.
  • n. The manner of being arranged.
  • n. A collection of things that have been arranged.
  • n. A particular way in which items are organized.
  • n. Preparations for some undertaking.
  • n. An agreement.
  • n. An adaptation of a piece of music for other instruments, or in another style.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of arranging or putting in an orderly condition; the state of being arranged or put in order; disposition in suitable form.
  • n. The manner or result of arranging; system of parts disposed in due order; regular and systematic classification
  • n. Preparatory proceeding or measure; preparation.
  • n. Settlement; adjustment by agreement
  • n.
  • n. The adaptation of a composition to voices or instruments for which it was not originally written.
  • n. A piece so adapted; a transcription

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of arranging or putting in proper order; the state of being put in order; disposition in suitable form.
  • n. That which is disposed in order; a system of parts disposed in due order; any combination of parts or materials.
  • n. The style or mode in which things are arranged.
  • n. Preparatory measure or negotiation; previous disposition or plan; preparation: commonly in the plural: as, we have made arrangements for a journey.
  • n. Final settlement; adjustment by agreement: as, the arrangement of a dispute.
  • n. In music: The adaptation of a composition to voices or instruments, or to a purpose, for which it was not originally designed. A piece so adapted; a transcription: as, an orchestral arrangement of a song, an opera, or the like.
  • n. Structure, form.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the thing arranged or agreed to
  • n. a piece of music that has been adapted for performance by a particular set of voices or instruments
  • n. an organized structure for arranging or classifying
  • n. the act of arranging and adapting a piece of music
  • n. an orderly grouping (of things or persons) considered as a unit; the result of arranging
  • n. the spatial property of the way in which something is placed


From French arrangement. (Wiktionary)



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  • "Where the policy is divided into a number of distinct arrangements ('Arrangements') where benefits are capable of being taken from on Arrangement or group of Arrangements separately from other Arrangements, then this policy amendment will not apply to any Arrangements in respect of which the relevant policy proceeds have already been applied to provide benefits. The policy amendment will apply to all other Arrangements under the policy."
    - policy amendment, Norwich Union.

    July 6, 2008