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con·for·ma·tion

 (kŏn′fər-mā′shən)
n.
1. The act of conforming or the state of being conformed.
2. The structure or outline of an item or entity, determined by the arrangement of its parts.
3. A symmetrical arrangement of the parts of a thing.
4. One of the spatial arrangements of atoms in a molecule that can come about through free rotation of the atoms about a chemical bond.

con′for·ma′tion·al adj.
con′for·ma′tion·al·ly adv.

conformation

(ˌkɒnfɔːˈmeɪʃən)
n
1. the general shape or outline of an object; configuration
2. the arrangement of the parts of an object
3. the act or state of conforming
4. (Chemistry) chem
a. another name for configuration3a
b. one of the configurations of a molecule that can easily change its shape and can consequently exist in equilibrium with molecules of different configuration
ˌconforˈmational adj

con•for•ma•tion

(ˌkɒn fɔrˈmeɪ ʃən)

n.
1. structure; form, as of a physical entity.
2. symmetrical arrangement of parts.
3. the act or process of conforming; adaptation.
4. the state of being conformed.
5. an atomic spatial arrangement that results from rotation of carbon atoms about single bonds within an organic molecule (contrasted with configuration).
[1505–15; < Latin]
con`for•ma′tion•al, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.conformation - a symmetrical arrangement of the parts of a thingconformation - a symmetrical arrangement of the parts of a thing
equipoise, counterbalance, equilibrium, balance - equality of distribution
2.conformation - any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline)conformation - any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline); "he could barely make out their shapes"
keenness, sharpness - thinness of edge or fineness of point
bluntness, dullness - without sharpness or clearness of edge or point; "the dullness of the pencil made his writing illegible"
spatial property, spatiality - any property relating to or occupying space
topography - the configuration of a surface and the relations among its man-made and natural features
lobularity - the property of having lobules
concaveness, concavity - the property possessed by a concave shape
convexity, convexness - the property possessed by a convex shape
angularity - the property possessed by a shape that has angles
narrowing - an instance of becoming narrow
curvature, curve - the property possessed by the curving of a line or surface
roundness - the property possessed by a line or surface that is curved and not angular
straightness - freedom from crooks or curves or bends or angles
crookedness - having or distinguished by crooks or curves or bends or angles
stratification - a layered configuration
3.conformation - acting according to certain accepted standardsconformation - acting according to certain accepted standards; "their financial statements are in conformity with generally accepted accounting practices"
cooperation - joint operation or action; "their cooperation with us was essential for the success of our mission"
formality - compliance with formal rules; "courtroom formality"
line - acting in conformity; "in line with"; "he got out of line"; "toe the line"
honoring, observance - conformity with law or custom or practice etc.
keeping - conformity or harmony; "his behavior was not in keeping with the occasion"

conformation

noun shape, build, form, structure, arrangement, outline, framework, anatomy, configuration Poor conformation means a horse is more susceptible to injury.

conformation

noun
1. The act of making suitable to an end or the condition of being made suitable to an end:
Translations
alakzatalkalmazkodásstruktúraszerkezet

conformation

[ˌkɒnfəˈmeɪʃən] Nconformación f, estructura f
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Of these," continues he, "with the newly developed talent of a man-milliner, I speedily constructed turbans a la Turque, and fanciful head-gears of divers conformations.
I found that I remembered the conformation of the land as one remembers the modelling of human faces.
But much more frequently the same capacity which carries a man to popularity in one department will obtain for him success in another, and that must be more particularly the case in literary composition, than either in acting or painting, because the adventurer in that department is not impeded in his exertions by any peculiarity of features, or conformation of person, proper for particular parts, or, by any peculiar mechanical habits of using the pencil, limited to a particular class of subjects.
For something of this nature I had indeed been prepared, no less by his letter, than by reminiscences of certain boyish traits, and by conclusions deduced from his peculiar physical conformation and temperament.
This is, of course, a necessity arising from their unfortunate conformation.
I reasoned with myself that I had lain helpless for many hours within the cave, yet nothing had molested me, and my better judgment, when permitted the direction of clear and logical reasoning, convinced me that the noises I had heard must have resulted from purely natural and harmless causes; probably the conformation of the cave was such that a slight breeze had caused the sounds I heard.
The latter, however, have no consciousness anterior to their physical births, and very little, indeed, for some time afterwards; whereas a different law prevails as respects us; our mental conformation being such as to enable us to refer our moral existence to a period that embraces the experience, reasoning and sentiments of several generations.
Uplifting my eyes from the page, they fell upon the naked face of the bill, and upon an object -- upon some living monster of hideous conformation, which very rapidly made its way from the summit to the bottom, disappearing finally in the dense forest below.
The flower of courtesy does not very well bide handling, but if we dare to open another leaf and explore what parts go to its conformation, we shall find also an intellectual quality.
The aeronauts took careful and complete note of the orographic conformation of the country.
The conformation of these mountains is unlike that of Sheba's Breasts, being sheer and precipitous, instead of smooth and rounded.
In conformation it was similar to a cat--a huge cat, exaggerated colossal cat, with fiendish eyes and the most devilish cast of countenance, as it wrinkled its bristling snout and bared its great yellow fangs.