Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Acronyms, Idioms, Wikipedia.


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
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



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.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
If TLC proved that it established a "reimbursement arrangement" with a trucking company that satisfied the rigorous requirements of Regs.
The arrangements normally do not involve the transfer of an IP ownership right, which would include a transfer of the right to preclude others from using the IP."
Opinions about the Stark law come within the jurisdiction of CMS, which issues separate advisory opinions on whether an arrangement would involve the prohibited physician self-referral under the Stark law.
These arrangements are a true success story of our generation.
In dimension four, mathematicians have long had a prime candidate for the best kissing arrangement: the 24-cell, a perfectly symmetric shape with 24 comers and 24 three-dimensional sides that are all regular octahedra.
According to the 2003 CICA/VCIA survey, 84.8% of respondents state that they provide collateral as part of the fronting arrangement. When asked on what the amount of collateral is based, an alarming 37.8% said that the collateral was based on actual loss reserves only.
Under a special rule, an SDLI arrangement is any arrangement between a life insurance contract's owner and non-owner in which the employer or service recipient pays, directly or indirectly, all or some of the premiums, and the beneficiary of all or some of the death benefit is designated by the employee or service provider--or is any person whom they would reasonably be expected to name as beneficiary.
22, 1999, was written in response to a query by a laboratory provider concerning an earlier Advisory Opinion (AO 99-2, February 1999) in which discount arrangements for ambulance services provided to SNFs were addressed.
Besides NVLAP, two other U.S.-based accreditation bodies--the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation and the ICBO Evaluation Service-signed the arrangement.
* The anticipated effects of a flexible work arrangement could be compared with the actual effects experienced by those adopting the arrangements.
Men in traditional arrangements and in each alternative work arrangement were slightly more likely than their female counterparts to have pension coverage.
From the nursing home's perspective, the benefits of a leasing arrangement include the development of a subacute program without significant capital costs for construction and start-up development; the hospital as a predictable source of appropriate patients; access to hospital expertise, personnel, and resources; and independent control over the governance structure of the subacute facility and its revenues.