arrangement arrangement  /ə ˈreɪndʒ mənt/

Definition(s):

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

Usage(s):

  1. So fraught with palace intrigue was that arrangement that then Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld refused to attend key meetings called by National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice.
  2. As two politically ambitious attorneys, the Clintons have always made sure that Chelsea's baby- sitting arrangements were strictly by the book.
  3. But if we don't, then we're going to have to get the candidates together and make some kind of an arrangement.

News

  1. Hooksett official says no incentives from town for Bass Pro Shops

    Hooksett Town Administrator Dean Shankle said he was unfamiliar that many towns around the country had offered financial incentives to lure Bass Pro Shops, saying that type of business arrangement would be unusual in New Hampshire.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: New Hampshire Union Leader

  2. Sources: Clips eye Rivers, Garnett, Pierce

    The Clippers and Celtics have formally opened serious discussions on multiple transactions that could potentially add up to a trade arrangement that ultimately lands Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and coach Doc Rivers in L.A., according to sources.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: ESPN

  3. How Flexible Is Your Employer?

    This week's Your Money column looks at how workers are perceived if they use a more flexible work arrangement, and particularly at how those perceptions differ among men and women.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: New York Times

Quotes

  1. "Never before in the history of our nation has so much power and money been concentrated in the hands of one person," McCain said, though expressed respect for Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson. "This arrangement makes me deeply uncomfortable....
    on Sep 21, 2008 By: John McCain Source: AFP

  2. "Robert Mugabe, stop that because if you don't, we have no right to be part of such an arrangement (government)," Mr. Tsvangirai said.
    on Oct 12, 2008 By: Morgan Tsvangirai Source: Wall Street Journal

  3. Cheney, whose youngest daughter has a longtime lesbian partner, said at the National Press Club that "people ought to be free to enter into any kind of union they wish, any kind of arrangement they wish."
    on Jun 1, 2009 By: Vice President Dick Cheney Source: Los Angeles Times

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