Ar*range"ment (#), n. [Cf. F. arrangement.]


The act of arranging or putting in an orderly condition; the state of being arranged or put in order; disposition in suitable form.


The manner or result of arranging; system of parts disposed in due order; regular and systematic classification; as, arrangement of one's dress; the Linnaean arrangement of plants.


Preparatory proceeding or measure; preparation; as, we have made arrangement for receiving company.


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.


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.


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