Alignment vs Layout - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between alignment and layout

is that alignment is an arrangement of items in a line while layout is a structured arrangement of items within certain s.

alignment

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • An arrangement of items in a line.
  • The process of adjusting a mechanism such that its parts are aligned; the condition of having its parts so adjusted.
  • An alliance of factions.
  • (astronomy) The conjunction of two celestial objects.
  • (transport) The precise route or course taken by a linear way (road, railway, footpath, etc.) between two points.
  • (gaming) In a roleplaying game, one of a set number of philosophical attitudes a character can take.
  • (bioinformatic) A way of arranging DNA, RNA or protein sequences in order to identify regions of similarity.
  • Derived terms

    * stone alignment

    Anagrams

    * lamenting

    layout

    English

    (wikipedia layout)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A structured arrangement of items within certain s.
  • A plan for such arrangement.
  • The act of laying out something.
  • (publishing) The process of arranging editorial content, advertising, graphics and other information to fit within certain constraints.
  • (engineering) A map or a drawing of a construction site showing the position of roads, buildings or other constructions.
  • (electronics) A specification of an integrated circuit showing the position of the physical components that will implement the schematic in silicon.
  • See also

    * keyboard layout *

    Anagrams

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