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1. an adaptation of a piece of music for performance in a different way, esp on different instruments from those for which it was originally composed
2. an adaptation (of a play, etc.) for broadcasting



in music, any change in the original text of a musical work making it suitable for a particular purpose, such as its performance by musical amateurs, its use in teaching, or its performance by a different group of instruments.

In Western Europe, the widespread polyphonic arrangement of the melodies of Gregorian chant was the foundation of all polyphonic music until the 16th century. The arrangement of folk melodies, better known as their harmonization, became very important in the 19th and 20th centuries. Many outstanding composers, among them Haydn, Beethoven, Brahms, Balakirev, Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky, and Liadov, wrote arrangements of folk melodies. An arrangement of a polyphonic composition for a different instrumentation is often called an adaptation or transposition; when a work is arranged for orchestra it is known as an orchestration. The name “transcription” is often given to an arrangement of a composition, usually written for a single instrument such as piano or violin, that intensifies its virtuoso role while retaining the original instrumentation.



An arrangement of n different things taken m at a time is an ordered set consisting of m elements of the set of n things. The number of such arrangements is equal to

If elements are allowed to be repeated, we speak of an arrangement of n things taken m at a time with repetitions. In this case, the number of arrangements is equal to nm.

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When Held started his floral business 13 years ago, he included fruits such as champagne grapes in his arrangements and then expanded the concept to incorporate all kinds of fruits and vegetables -- such as kumquats, artichokes, cherries, strawberries, lemons, limes, crab apples, persimmons, pomegranates and pears.
409A does not include any arrangements that are part of a so-called totalization agreement for payroll taxes or a similar arrangement required under foreign law.
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Stark exceptions that could apply to gain sharing arrangements include the personal services, fair market value, indirect compensation, and academic medical center exceptions.
The more extended and challenging arrangements would be suitable for recitals and contests.
Although taxpayers don't have to include the following arrangements in income under section 409A, they still may have to include them under other applicable IRC provisions or common law tax doctrines.
Johannes Kepler, the natural philosopher who first realized that planets orbit the sun in ellipses, conjectured in 1611 that fruit sellers already had it right: The best packing is the familiar pyramidal arrangement seen in markets all over the world.
This special rule also applies to arrangements between a corporation and a shareholder in which the corporation pays, directly or indirectly, all or some of the premiums and the beneficiary of all or some of the death benefit is, or would be reasonably expected to be, a person designated by the shareholder.
Insure your laboratory provider is aware of the laws and regulations that govern arrangements between labs and their customers.
In this latter case the arrangement isn't really a joint venture but a pure lessor-lessee relationship.
Second, similar arrangements have been designed to reduce credit risks and liquidity risks: multilateral netting systems and delivery-against-payment systems.