1. The act of arranging or putting in an orderly condition; the state of being arranged or put in order; disposition in suitable form.
2. The manner or result of arranging; system of parts disposed in due order; regular and systematic classification; as, arrangement of one's dress; the Linnæan arrangement of plants.
3. Preparatory proceeding or measure; preparation; as, we have made arrangement for receiving company.
4. Settlement; adjustment by agreement; as, the parties have made an arrangement between themselves concerning their disputes; a satisfactory arrangement.
5. Mus. (a) The adaptation of a composition to voices or instruments for which it was not originally written. (b) A piece so adapted; a transcription; as, a pianoforte arrangement of Beethoven's symphonies; an orchestral arrangement of a song, an opera, or the like.
n 1: the thing arranged or agreed to; "they made arrangements to
meet in Chicago" [syn: agreement]
2: an orderly grouping (of things or persons) considered as a
unit; the result of arranging; "a flower arrangement"
3: an organized structure for arranging or classifying; "he
changed the arrangement of the topics"; "the facts were
familiar but it was in the organization of them that he
was original"; "he tried to understand their system of
classification" [syn: organization, organisation, system]
4: the spatial property of the way in which something is
placed; "the arrangement of the furniture"; "the placement
of the chairs" [syn: placement]
5: a piece of music that has been adapted for performance by a
particular set of voices or instruments [syn: musical
6: the act of arranging and adapting a piece of music [syn: arranging,